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TOTAL WORKER HEALTH

NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series

Webinar Series

Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the health, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, the NIOSH Total Worker Health® program is excited to present a free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the safety and health of workers everywhere. All 90-minute webinars are recorded and are available for on-demand viewing.

Webinar Series Learning Objectives

  • Describe recent trends in demographics, employment conditions, worker safety, injury, and illness as they relate to the health and well-being of workers.
  • Describe the relationship between at least one health condition and at least one condition of work.
  • Discuss the latest findings supporting rationale for implementing a Total Worker Health® approach.
  • List one potential opportunity for integration between health protection and policies, programs, and practices that promote health and advance worker safety, health and well-being.
  • Develop workplace programs and interventions that integrate elements of occupational safety and health protection with policies, programs, and practices that promote health and advance worker safety, health and well-being.
  • Identify sources of information on prevention of adverse worker health and safety outcomes and the promotion of Total Worker Health®.

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Upcoming Webinars

Integrating Functional Outcomes with Clinical Measures

Registration Link Now Available 

Continuing Education Information

Live Webcast Activity ID: WC4008-072418 (Note: You will need the course access code provided during the live event.)

Archived Recording now available

Activity ID: WD4008-072418

For accessing credit from August 28, 2018 until August 28, 2020

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1:00-2:30pm Eastern

Join us for a special NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH) and Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar in which Dr. Kathryn Mueller and Dr. T. Warner Hudson will explore the benefits of integrating functional outcomes with clinical process measures as a basic approach to patient care in the US.

The speakers will also:

  • Discuss the broad challenges to our health care system that make a transition to this new approach imperative
  • Examine the connection between medical care and disability,
  • Review research supporting a functionally based approach to health care, and
  • Describe a basic path that will make possible a shift of the US health care system toward the integration of functional and clinical process measures for patients.

Each year, millions of American workers develop health problems that may temporarily or permanently remove them from the workforce. Although most are able to work again after a brief recovery period, in approximately 10% of cases, workers incur injuries or illnesses severe enough to lead to prolonged or permanent withdrawal from the workforce. For individuals, life disruptions caused by serious illness or injury are compounded by the economic impact of being out of work. Although workers’ compensation and other programs assist injured and ill workers, these programs do not fully cover economic loss and the health care costs brought on by functional impairment, nor can they begin to ameliorate the personal costs and burdens of significant life-disruptions.

By considering functional outcomes with Total Worker Health approaches in workplaces, organizations and occupational safety and health providers and practitioners may begin to better address the challenges faced by workers experiencing these injuries and illnesses. A preventive approach based in TWH concepts may help mitigate risk factors potentially affecting workers both on the job and at home.

Featured Speakers:

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Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Dr. Mueller’s career began as a board certified emergency medicine physician and she served as an EMS medical director in south Chicago and for the state of Colorado. Her specialty shifted when she became board certified in occupational and environmental medicine, which she practiced clinically at the University of Colorado. She has held the positions of President of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,  and President, and Secretary–Treasurer for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the nation’s largest association representing occupational and environmental physicians. She is a Professor in the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine  and the School of Public Health at the University of Colorado and served as Residency Director for the occupational medicine residency at the CU School of Medicine From 2002-2007. An expert in disability management, she also serves as the Medical Director for the Division of Workers Compensation in Colorado, where she has worked since 1992  to develop evidence based treatment  guidelines which are used in this state and several others as a basis for care for work-related injuries.  She was one of the six section editors for the AMA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th edition, and has numerous publications relating to interstate variation of practice in workers compensation, use of practice guidelines, and impairment rating.

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T. Warner Hudson, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP

Dr. T. Warner Hudson was Medical Director of Occupational and Employee Health for the UCLA Health System and Campus from early 2010 until two months ago serving some 50,000 employees and thousands of volunteers and students.

Dr. Hudson was previously the director of medical services and lead physician for Cisco Systems Health Center in San Jose, Calif., where he started Cisco’s occupational medicine clinic which provides care to 45,000-plus area employees and dependents. From 1987 to 2008, Dr. Hudson was corporate medical director and director of health, safety, and environment for U.S.C.S. International based in Rancho Cordova, California; later merging with DST Systems.

Dr. Hudson is board-certified in Occupational Medicine as well as Family Practice. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School and completed his residency in Family Practice in 1979 at UC Davis Medical Center. From 1980 to 1981, he did a one-year fellowship in Family Practice with a focus on Preventive Medicine, also at UC Davis. In 1991, he completed a residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UC San Francisco. He is a certified Medical Review Officer, and has extensive knowledge of California workers’ compensation laws, occupational health regulations and guidelines and hospital epidemiology.

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Steve Wurzelbacher, PhD, CPE, ARM 

Steve Wurzelbacher is the Director of the Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In this role, he coordinates workers’ compensation claim analyses, exposure assessment research, and safety/health intervention effectiveness studies with public and private sector partners. Steve has worked for over 19 years in the safety and health field, as both a researcher at NIOSH and as a risk control practitioner for a workers’ compensation insurer. Steve earned a PhD in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati, a BS in Chemical Science from Xavier University, is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH is currently the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health, and well-being of workers around the world. He has presented extensively on the following topics: occupational safety and health; biological and laboratory safety; international travel medicine; and workplace safety, health, and well-being. Dr. Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. He received an MPH in health policy and management from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in 2014.

Past Webinars

Numbers to Know How: Linking Research to Healthier Workplace Practices

Continuing Education Information

Live Webcast: WC4008-032118 (You will need the course access code shared during the live event)

Recorded Web on Demand: WD4008-032118 (for accessing credit after May 1st, 2018 until May 1, 2020)

Recording: Recording link coming soon

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern

In this presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, an expert panel of speakers will discuss challenges facing today’s workplaces and the importance of health survey data to inform Total Worker Health interventions. Featured speakers will discuss results from the Workplace Health in America Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System. The webinar will highlight the link between work and health, and the importance of Total Worker Health interventions to protect and promote worker safety, health, and well-being.

Featured Speakers:

Laura A. Linnan, ScD

Laura A. Linnan, ScD

Laura A. Linnan, ScD is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health. Dr. Linnan has more than 25 years of experience as a public health practitioner and researcher who works to eliminate chronic disease disparities with multi-level interventions designed and delivered in collaboration with the intended beneficiaries. She has a special focus on research that supports programming, practices and policies to improve worker and workplace health, especially among low-wage workers and small-medium size workplaces. Dr. Linnan led the development of the Workplace Health in America survey, a nationally representative survey of employers sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and contracted to RTI.

Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH

Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH

Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH is a supervisory medical epidemiologist in the Surveillance Branch/ Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She received a Medical Degree from the Ohio State University in 2002, and completed a preventive medicine residency with a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan in 2006. Her duties have included serving as the project officer for occupational health supplements to the 2010 and 2015 administrations of the National Health Interview Survey and a project to develop a workforce musculoskeletal pain surveillance tool, serving as co-project officer during development of the Occupational Health Safety Network, and coordinating integration of occupational data into infectious disease surveillance systems.

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH is currently the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health, and well-being of workers around the world. He has presented extensively on the following topics: occupational safety and health; biological and laboratory safety; international travel medicine; and workplace safety, health, and well-being. Dr. Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. He received an MPH in health policy and management from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in 2014.


Interventions and Promising Practices in the Aging Workplace

Continuing Education Information:

Live Webcast: WD2335-092817

Recorded Web on Demand: WD2335-092817  (for accessing credit from 10/31/17 to 10/31/19)

Recording: Archived presentation – Now Available

Thursday, September 28, 2017

1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

On Thursday, September 28, join the NIOSH Office for TWH and the National Center for Productive Aging and Work for the second annual installment of the Productive Aging and Work webinar series. The aging of the workforce in the U.S. and many other countries is having a profound impact on how we conceptualize and approach occupational safety and health. This webinar installment examines interventions and promising practices for the aging workforce from three different perspectives. Together, these three presentations will provide a complimentary overview of interventions and promising practices for addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging workforce.

Featured Speakers:

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Donald Truxillo, PhD

Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Portland State University. Dr. Truxillo studies issues associated with older workers including job design and age stereotyping. He currently serves as associate editor or Work, Aging and Retirement and on the editorial boards of nine journals, and he has co-edited two books on age issues at work. His current work is supported by NIOSH and NSF, and he recently completed a Fulbright grant at the ISCTE Business School in Lisbon to study workplace aging issues. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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Alyssa McGonagle, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on worker health, safety, and well-being. She is currently working on developing and evaluating interventions to promote work ability and quality of work life for workers with chronic health conditions. Dr. McGonagle has received funding for her research from the Institute of Coaching, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the SIOP Foundation. She has published her research in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology, among others. She is on the editorial boards of Stress and Health, Occupational Health Science, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Ruth Finkelstein, ScD

Associate Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, leads the translation of interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Finkelstein was the Senior Vice President for Policy and Planning at The New York Academy of Medicine, where she directed the Age-friendly New York City Initiative, which won the 2013 award for “The Best Existing Age Friendly Initiative in the World” from the International Federation on Ageing, as well as the Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association. Recently she was named one of Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging. In 2012, Ruth was named one of the nation’s “Game Changers” by Metropolis Magazine for her leadership on the Age-friendly NYC initiative.


A New Look at the Way We Work: Nonstandard Work Arrangements and Their Impacts on Worker Safety and Health

Continuing Education Information:

Live Webcast: WC2335-062817

Recorded Web on Demand: WD2335-062817 (for accessing credit after July 31st, 2017 until August 1, 2019)

Recording: Archived presentation Now Available

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern

In this presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, an expert panel of speakers will discuss challenges facing today’s workplaces and the importance of health survey data to inform Total Worker Health interventions. Featured speakers will discuss results from the Workplace Health in America Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System. The webinar will highlight the link between work and health, and the importance of Total Worker Health interventions to protect and promote worker safety, health, and well-being.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Pana Cryan

Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD

Dr. Pana-Cryan is the Director of the Economic Research and Support Office in the NIOSH Office of the Director, and co-manages the new Healthy Work Design and Well-being Cross-Sector Program. She joined NIOSH in 1996 as a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow. Her current interests include applying standardized methods to assess the broad impact of worker injury and illness to workers and their families, employers, and society and improving the understanding of the impact of economic factors on the incidence and severity of worker injury and illness. Rene received a BS in Plant Science from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, a BS in Accounting and Finance from Deree College, Greece, and an MS and PhD in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida.

Dr. Sherry Baron

Sherry Baron, MD, MPH

Sherry Baron, MD, MPH is an occupational physician and researcher and is a professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the City University of New York, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment. She was the principal investigator for a collaborating center of the CDC-funded Workplace Health Research Network. Her research focuses on documenting health and safety exposures and developing intervention programs for low-wage and immigrant workers in New York City. Up until 2014, she was the coordinator for the Occupational Health Disparities program at NIOSH and served on the internal NIOSH TWH working group.

Dr. Lisa Brosseau

Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH

Dr. Lisa Brosseau holds doctoral and masters degrees in industrial hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the Illinois Education and Research Center and the Center for Healthy Work. Her research interests include respiratory protection with a particular focus in healthcare settings and the design and delivery of workplace health and safety interventions in small businesses. She is an assistant editor for the BOHS Annals of Work Exposures and Health, on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and past chair of the ACGIH Board of Directors and TLVs for Chemical Substances Committee.

Productive Aging and Work: Theory, Health Data, Practical Solutions

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

September 27, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern
Live Event Continuing Education Activity ID: WC2335-092716 (active until November 1, 2016)

Archived Recording Continuing Education Activity ID: WD2335-092716 (will become active November 1, 2016)

On September 27, the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series will feature an expert panel of speakers discussing the concept of productive aging, designing aging-friendly workplaces, and hands-on methods organizations can take to meet workplace health and safety needs of workers of all ages.

Featured Speakers:

John Howard

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Department of Industrial Relations, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, from 1991 through 2002. Dr. Howard is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and he is a member U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has written numerous articles on occupational health law and policy and serves as a professorial lecturer in environmental and occupational health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

James Grosch

James Grosch, PhD, MBA

James Grosch, PhD, MBA is a research psychologist and Co-Director of NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work. His work at NIOSH focuses on better understanding how behavioral and work organization factors affect a worker’s safety and health. Recent projects include: changes in health and cognitive ability that workers experience as they age, characteristics of age-friendly workplaces, job stressors associated with increased risk of heart disease and depression, and the impact of job transitions (e.g., retirement, being laid off) on both physical and mental health outcomes.

Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong

Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong

Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong is Data Center Director for CPWR, the Center for Construction Research and Training. Her research covers occupational safety and health surveillance, costs of occupational injuries and illnesses, aging workforce, and safety and health disparities. She is the principal author of numerous publications, and currently serves as PI of several projects funded by NIOSH.

 

Steven Hecker

Steven Hecker, MSPH

Steven Hecker, MSPH is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center where he has had a 35-year career as an occupational health researcher, educator, and program manager. His work has spanned many industries and hazards, with a focus on construction, healthcare, and aviation. He has been part of the Designing the Age Friendly Workplace training intervention project at the University of Washington since 2007, developing both classroom based and online curriculum to assist organizations in addressing changing workforce demographics.

Advancing Worker Family Well-Being

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-011916

January 19, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern

On January 19, the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series will feature an expert panel of speakers that will discuss the impact of work-related stress on families, research findings and policy trends related to work-family support for low-income families, and practical employer approaches aimed to improve the safety, health and well-being of workers.

Featured Presenters:

Pamela Winston

Pamela Winston, PhD, MBA is a social science analyst in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Her research has focused on work-family supports for low-income parents and children, as well as family-strengthening programs, child care, welfare policy, and employment supports. Previously, she was a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, the Urban Institute, and Johns Hopkins University. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University School of Business.

 

Erin L. Kelly

Erin L. Kelly, PhD, MA is Professor of Work and Organization Studies and an affiliate of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is one of the principal investigators of a research collaboration funded by NIH, NIOSH, and several foundations called the Work, Family, and Health Network. Kelly’s research has been published in major journals in sociology, psychology, and related fields and she has received the Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research twice.

 

Carol Joyner

Carol Joyner is the Director for the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF), in partnership with Family Values@Work. The LPWF works to address the policy and programmatic solutions for improving workplace standards. Carol is also the founding Director of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund and past President of the Child Care Corporation, a labor/management benefit fund negotiated by the 1199 Health and Human Service Employees Union and 400 Health Care Employers in New York State.

Sedentary Work: Implications and Interventions for Worker Safety and Health

Activity ID: WD2335-071315

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Monday, July 13, 2015
2:30 pm-4:00 pm EDT

What impacts might sedentary work have on injury risk? What impacts does it have on chronic disease? What are some options for addressing physical inactivity at work, and how might the effectiveness of these options vary? What factors influence how likely someone might be to use interventions for sedentary work? And are there key safety and health considerations for ensuring that the interventions themselves are keeping workers protected? Please join us on July 13 to learn more!

In this special panel presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, five experts discuss a variety of research and perspectives on sedentary work. Questions addressed include: What impacts might sedentary work have on injury risk? What impacts does it have on chronic disease? What are some options for addressing physical inactivity at work, and how might the effectiveness of these options vary? What factors influence how likely someone might be to use interventions for sedentary work? And are there key safety and health considerations for ensuring that the interventions themselves are keeping workers protected?

Featured Presenters:

Jennifer Hess

Jennifer Hess, PhD, MPH, DC
Ergonomist, Chiropractor, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon

Dinesh John

Dinesh John, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Nathan Fethke

Nathan Fethke, PhD, CPE
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Manuel Cifuentes

Manuel Cifuentes, MD, ScD, MPH
Senior Biostatistician, Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Michael Sliter

Michael T. Sliter, PhD
Senior Consultant, FurstPerson, Inc.

Preserving Lung Health: At Work and Beyond

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-031215

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Following opening remarks by the Office of Total Worker Health, Dr. Cara Halldin will speak about recent research related to longitudinal lung function monitoring of workers and its implications for triggering health interventions. She will also discuss freely available tools that may assist health professionals in identifying workers at risk of experiencing decline in lung function.

Dr. David Weissman will provide an overview of the draft NIOSH document Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies, which applies a Total Worker Health® approach of integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion, including smoking cessation programs, to prevent worker injury and illness. Specific topics addressed include: tobacco use among workers; exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces; occupational health and safety concerns relating to tobacco use and secondhand exposure; electronic nicotine delivery systems; and workplace interventions to reduce tobacco product usage and secondhand exposure.

Dr. Okechukwu then will discuss practical considerations for implementing integrated interventions for tobacco cessation, including both common barriers and potential solutions using past and current experiences implementing smoking cessation interventions for construction workers. She will give an update on evidence-based components of smoking cessation interventions and how they can be applied to integrated interventions.

Presenters

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Cara Halldin, PhD

Cara Halldin, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and an epidemiologist in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division for Respiratory Disease Studies. Her current work includes identifying workers at risk for developing lung impairment due to occupational exposures and lifestyle factors, with a focus on metal, non-metal, and coal miners.

 

 

 

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David Weissman, MD

David Weissman, MD, directs the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division of Respiratory Disease Studies. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, and Pulmonary Diseases. His career has focused on understanding and preventing work-related respiratory diseases.

 

 

 

Dr. Okechukwu in an outdoor setting

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has a strong interest in developing cutting-edge empirical findings that can be translated into promising population-wide interventions. Her current research investigates how work, home and neighborhood environments interact to shape the health and cancer prevention behaviors of vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on working class and immigrant communities.

 

 

Moderator
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Integrated Safety and Health for Small Businesses

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-111414

Friday, November 14, 2014

In this third presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Webinar Series, the Office for Total Worker Health is pleased to bring you the latest in research from one of the NIOSH-funded Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce, as well as the practice-based insights from a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate that is currently conducting hands-on safety and health work with small to medium sized businesses.

Following opening remarks, Dr. James Merchant will discuss key findings from Iowa on the relationship between individuals’ quality of life and health in relation to their employment status, as well as the broader implications of putting in place a Total Worker Health approach for these various employment groups.

Dr. Lee Newman will then talk specifically about Total Worker Health interventions for small businesses, drawing on his experience both working with small-to-medium-sized companies in Colorado and as a small business owner himself. He will discuss barriers to implementation but will also offer concrete strategies for effectively overcoming these challenges.

Featured presenters:

James Merchant, MD, DrPH

James Merchant, MD, DrPH
Founding Dean, Professor and Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of Excellence, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

Lee Newman MD

Lee Newman, MD, MA, FACOEM, FCCP
Director of Center for Worker Health and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health

Moderator
Anita Schill, PhD, MPH, MA
Senior Science Advisor
Office for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-081914

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. EDT

In this webinar Dan Ganster and Leslie Hammer will discuss the process of psychosocial stress at work and intervention approaches for alleviating it. Dan will begin with a brief introduction to the psychosocial stress and well-being literature, focusing on key definitions and working conditions implicated in worker mental and physical health. He will then discuss practical intervention approaches that focus on removing or reducing stressors in the workplace. Using several examples of intervention studies, he will discuss key elements to incorporate when designing workplace interventions. He will also outline simple approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of such interventions.

Leslie Hammer will discuss more specifically the concept of work-life stress and its association with health, safety, well-being and organizational outcomes. She will briefly review how comprehensive integrated solutions at both the occupational (health protection) and individual (health promotion) levels may be helpful in mitigating effects of work-life stress and improving health, consistent with the Total Worker Health® approach. This presentation will review relationships between work-life stress and health to advance understanding of pathways between occupational and individual risk factors and health and safety outcomes.

Featured Presenters:

Leslie Hammer

Leslie Hammer, PhD
Professor, Portland State University Associate Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

Dan Ganster

Dan Ganster, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
College of Business, Colorado State University

Opening Remarks
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jessica Streit, MS
Research Psychologist and Assistant Coordinator
Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Research Program
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator
Jeannie A.S. Nigam, M.S.
Research Psychologist, Organizational Sciences and Human Factors Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches

Recording:

Archived presentation available via the CPH-NEW website.

Activity ID: WD2335-022514

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The first webinar in this series, “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches,” will begin with an overview of Total Worker Health, followed by a discussion of the evidence base for a Total Worker Health approach. The presentation will also feature a discussion of the types of organizational returns that might be expected for efforts to integrate wellness and workplace safety programs. The webinar will close with a question-and-answer session and brief closing remarks. This webinar is sponsored by NIOSH and co-sponsored by The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workforce (CPH-NEW), a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce.

Presenters:

Laura Punnett

Laura Punnett, ScD 
Professor, Department of Work Environment
University of Massachusetts Lowell University Professor (2013-16)

Ron Z. Goetzel

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD
Director of the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research, Truven Health Analytics

Moderator
L. Casey Chosewood, MD
Senior Medical Officer for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continuing Education Information

Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses, Administrators, Certified Health Educators, Industrial Hygienists, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, MDs, Other Health Educators, Program Managers, Occupational Health Psychologists and Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, CHES-certified and other health educators, Occupational Safety and Health professionals, Human Resource managers, Risk Managers, and employers

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Origination Date:  March 21, 2018

Expiration Date:   March 21, 2020      

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (2.0) CPH recertification credits for this program.

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