NIOSH will host the first webinar in a series about its Total Worker Health program on Feb. 25. NIOSH defines Total Worker Health as "a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being." The free webinar series will focus on the latest research and case studies related to Total Worker Health.
The Feb. 25 webinar, "Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches," will focus on the evidence for a Total Worker Health approach. The presenters will discuss recent trends and research in worker safety and health as well as organizational returns that might be expected for integrating wellness and workplace health and safety programs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
Some continuing education credit is available for this webinar. For more information or to register, visit the NIOSH website.
NIOSH has also issued a call for abstracts for the 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, which will be held Oct. 6–8, in Bethesda, Md. Interested individuals may submit research, practice, proposals, and policies for the total health, safety, and well-being of workers. The abstract submission deadline is March 24. To learn more, visit the symposium website.