NIOSH Webinar to Discuss Work and Mental Health
An upcoming webinar hosted by the NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH) Program will focus on work, mental health, and leadership. Presenters will cover connections between mental health and work as well as relevant supervisory strategies. The webinar will also discuss research on workers who experience disproportionate impacts on mental health and suggest ways leaders can help. NIOSH’s TWH initiative involves policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
The webinar will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. ET. Scheduled presenters include Leslie B. Hammer, PhD, co-director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a center of excellence in TWH, and Marie-Anne Sanon Rosemberg, PhD, MN, a core faculty member of the NIOSH Education and Research Center program at the University of Michigan. Hammer is an expert on leadership support training programs, work and family, psychological health of workers, and occupational stress, and Rosemberg’s research focuses on addressing occupational health disparities among youth and adult working populations at risk for poor physical and mental outcomes.
Related: The cover feature of the October 2021 issue of The Synergist focuses on mental health in the workplace and offers tips for supporting workers’ mental well-being.