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1st International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™

About the Conference

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™.  Mark your calendar to join us October 6 – 8, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the historic and healthy campus of the National Institutes of Health.

This symposium will explore research, practices, programs and policies that advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of workers through the integration of health protection and health promotion.  It will seek to advance the tenets of Total Worker Health™.  It builds upon successful past meetings of the 2004 NIOSH Steps to a Healthier US Workforce Conference and the 2007 NIOSH WorkLife National Symposium. Additional details on the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/

 

Conference Theme
Total Worker Health is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. This approach recognizes that both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to the numerous health and safety challenges facing today’s workers.  The total worker health strategy champions interventions that comprehensively address work and non-work threats and determinants in a harmonized way.  Health protection activities and health promotion programs, which have often been traditionally compartmentalized, can be successfully coordinated and combined for greater effectiveness.  

To learn more about the concept of total worker health, refer to the following sources:

 

Attendees
This symposium will explore subjects, themes and concepts of great interest to researchers and practitioners in the following areas: workplace health, human resources, organized labor, benefits, occupational safety, disability managements, health promotion, public health, health policy, health economics, organizational and occupational health psychology, industrial hygiene, employee assistance, emergency response, workers’ compensation, and related disciplines.

 

Presented By

Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing, University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE), Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center (ORhwc), University of Colorado Center for Worker Health and Environment, University of Georgia, Communications Workers of America, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Psychological Association, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Health Administration, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America

Contact Us
For questions regarding the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™, please email us at twh@cdc.gov