Work, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions for Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety an
|Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2014||End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2014|
This program is designed to provide participants with the skills necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of workplace health strategies, translate this evidence into practice, and implement these strategies to design health promotion and occupational health and safety programs. Traditionally, corporate wellness and safety programs have existed in silos and largely operated independently. This lack of integration prevents optimal resource use and limits the overall effectiveness of workplace health and safety programs. This program addresses the need to integrate these distinct, siloed, occupational health and safety policies into a comprehensive program that enhances the overall health and wellbeing of the workforce and reduces work-related injuries and illnesses.
Despite the recent recognition of the potential of integrated workplace health protection and promotion to reduce employee-related costs, few companies are implementing effective integrated worker health programs. This program will provide participants with the skills needed for:
- Evaluating worksite and worker health risks
- Translating workplace wellness research into practice
- Measuring outcomes and evaluating occupational health and safety programs, and
- Assessing the financial impact of workplace health programs
The program will feature a mix of teaching strategies including lectures from researchers and practitioners, case study discussions, and applied workshop activities. The program will also provide an opportunity for participants to network and share interdisciplinary perspectives on workplace health strategies. This is an applied program intended for professionals engaged in workplace health promotion, occupational health and safety, human resources, and related fields involved in worker health, wellness, and productivity management.