Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NIH & NIOSH Host Workshop on Total Worker Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIOSH and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are hosting a free workshop Dec. 9–10 called Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health—What’s Work Got to Do With It?

According to NIOSH, physical and psychosocial characteristics of the work environment can contribute to health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders and depression. Total worker health (TWH) policies and programs aim to integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards while also promoting injury and illness prevention to advance worker well-being, but currently little evidence exists to validate the actual benefits of TWH programs. This workshop, which is also available by webcast, aims to clarify common misconceptions associated with TWH programs and identify research gaps and plot the direction for future research.

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