NIOSH to Cohost 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health

April 22, 2015
NIOSH Update:

Join NIOSH and partners May 6–9 in Atlanta

Press Contact: Stephanie Stevens (202) 245-0641

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the American Psychological Association and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, will cohost the eleventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work, Stress and Health 2015” May 69 in Atlanta. This year’s conference is organized around the theme, Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations.

Work, Stress and Health 2015 marks 25 years of collaborative meetings in this conference series to address the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference series covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers. Examples include work and family issues, new forms of work organization, changing worker demographics, and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations.

The 2015 conference will give special attention to the concept of “sustainability,” focusing in particular on the integral role of occupational safety and health in sustainable economic growth and the associations between sustainable work and health and organizational and economic sustainability. The conference will feature presentations by social sustainability and corporate social responsibility experts from around the world.

Join NIOSH for a special pre-conference workshop on developing sustainable work and organizations through Total Worker Health™.  During this interactive session, members of the NIOSH Total Worker HealthTM Office will explain how to successfully integrate worksite safety and health programs to improve overall employee outcomes.  Attendees will have the opportunity to apply lessons learned to their own workplace.

Other NIOSH sessions will include:

  • How quality of work life, health, and health behaviors vary by occupation and wage level
  • Association between perceived company workforce size change and productivity
  • The impact of workplace violence on education workers: Results from a state-based study
  • What Total Worker Health™ needs with regard to well-being
  • Overview of considerations for well-being in public policy
  • Pre-migration experience of work and safety: The Latino immigrant perspective
  • Child care stress and symptoms of psychological distress among police officers
  • The business value of paid sick leave
  • Work-related psychosocial and organizational factors for neck pain
  • Work-related risk factors for low back pain

Work, Stress and Health 2015 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, on May 69, with pre-conference workshops and opening events on May 6. For more information or to register, visit www.apa.org/wshexternal icon.

To find out more about the Total Worker Health Program and its work within NIOSH, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH/.

NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.  For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/niosh.

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