Help Protect Worker Health & Safety by Supporting Funding for NIOSH!

AIHAIn order for NIOSH to continue its good work, it needs to be funded at no less than the level it received in Fiscal Year 2016: $339.121 million. Congress is currently working on the bills for the coming 2018 Fiscal Year, making now the perfect time to send a letter to all your Members of Congress, urging them to provide NIOSH with at least the Fiscal Year 2016 level of funding for NIOSH in the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill. Learn how you can help protect worker health and safety.

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses are Costly but Preventable

The California Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Branch recently released a report with occupational health indicators for 2008-2013. Important findings about California workers:

  • In 2013, 396 workers died from injuries sustained on the job, and Hispanics accounted for 49% of the deaths.
  • Each year more than 100,000 workers lose work time from job injuries and about 20,000 are hospitalized.
  • Over 1.7 million workers are employed in high-risk occupations where the rate of work-related injuries is more than twice the overall rate for US industries.

The Occupational Health Branch tracks these data to highlight costly and preventable hazards. Share the report with your networks to join our effort of making the workplace a safer and healthier place for all Californians: http://bit.ly/OHWIndicators.

06.28.2017 NIOSH TWH Webinar on Nonstandard Work Arrangements and Their Impacts on Worker Safety and Health

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Join the Office for Total Worker Health for the next installment of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Webinar Series.

Registration now open!

 A New Look at the Way We Work: Nonstandard Work Arrangements and Their Impacts on Worker Safety and Health

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern

In this presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, an expert panel of speakers will discuss the concept of nonstandard work arrangements. Covered topics include:

  • the NIOSH perspective on what is considered a ‘nonstandard work arrangement’;
  • health impacts of nonstandard work arrangements on worker safety and health; and
  • potential interventions and solutions consistent with a TWH approach.

Together, these three presentations provide a complimentary overview of terminology, theory, available research data, obstacles, and potential solutions for addressing the challenges associated with nonstandard work arrangements. We hope you can join us!

Featured Presenters

Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD is the Director of the Economic Research and Support Office in the NIOSH Office of the Director, and co-manages the new Healthy Work Design and Well-being Cross-Sector Program.

Sherry Baron, MD, MPH is an occupational physician and researcher and is a professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the City University of New York, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment.

Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the Illinois Education and Research Center and the Center for Healthy Work.

Agenda (all times in Eastern)

1:00-1:10:          Opening remarks by Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, Director of the NIOSH
Total Worker Health® Program

1:10-1:25:          Defining Nonstandard Work Arrangements from a NIOSH Perspective

1:25-1:50:          Current Issues with Nonstandard Work Arrangements and the
Social-Ecological Model as a Solution for Designing
and Delivering Interventions

1:50-2:10:          Community-Based Interventions for Nonstandard Work
Arrangements in Chicago

2:10-2:25           Guided discussion and audience Q&A

2:25-2:30            Wrap-up, closing remarks

Target audiences

  • Industrial hygienists and occupational safety and health professionals
  • Employers, risk management, and human resources professionals
  • Health education professionals
  • Doctors and other medical and nursing professionals

Reserve your spot today! To register, visit: https://niosh-connect.adobeconnect.com/nswa/event/registration.html?campaign-id=nl

Free continuing education opportunities are being made available, including CME, CNE, CEU, and CECH. For more information please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH/webinar.html or email twh@cdc.gov.

Please share this with your professional networks as appropriate. Thank you in advance for your support in efforts to enhance the safety, health, and well-being of our nation’s workforce!

This webinar series is produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office for Total Worker Health to educate and inform members of the public health community as well as interested members of the general public of program-related research and recommendations. NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information on the NIOSH Total Worker Health program, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH. For more information about NIOSH, visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.