Healthy Work Design and Well-Being






2017
Picture1 Efforts to Address the Challenges of Integrating Occupational Risk Analysis and Cumulative Risk Assessment
Scott Dotson, PhD, CIH, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
People are exposed throughout their lifetime to stressors that may adversely affect their health and well-being. These stressors may originate from different sources, such as the workplace, and interact with each to further modulate the health consequences. Characterizing the cumulative risk associated has resulted in the development of cumulative risk assessment (CRA) approaches. This presentation will discuss on-going research efforts underway at NIOSH to incorporate CRA procedures into occupational health.




Precarious Employment – the New Norm? Changing Unhealthy Work to Healthy Work
Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) & Lisa Brosseau, ScD, University of Illinois at Chicago
With an increasing number of people employed in precarious jobs it is important that they are safe and healthy. This presentation will provide an overview of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® program. Dr. Brosseau will describe the mission and research activities of the new UIC Center for Healthy Work.








Picture1 Work Organization: A Preventable Source of Risk Factors for Chronic Disease
Laura Punnett, ScD, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Poor work organization is a source of psychosocial strain, or “job stress.” Psychosocial job stressors, especially low decision-making autonomy, have been linked to multiple chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Job strain is also linked to adverse health behaviors such as smoking, lack of leisure-time exercise, and higher alcohol consumption. The Total Worker Health® program seeks to promote integrated strategies for disease prevention.

2016
Picture1 Every 15 Seconds: The Global Dimensions of Occupational Disease
Marianne Levitsky, BA, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, Workplace Health Without Borders
Marianne Levitsky is the president of workplace health without borders. Nearly 2/3 of workers in the world work in unhealthy and unsafe conditions. This presentation will encase how to address hazards and industries with shared problems across the world, as well as what needs to be done to improve overall workplace health around the world.


Picture1 Hotel Houskeepers: A Low Wage Worker Group at Risk for Poor Health Outcomes
Marie-Anne S. Rosemberg, PhD, RN, University of Michigan
Hotel housekeepers are a group of low-wagers who often work in substandard conditions and are exposed to physical, chemical, biological, and psychological hazards. They experience multiple work and non-work related stressors of undefined magnitude that put them at risk for poor health outcomes. This talk provides an overview of this worker group, and resituates the urgency of their welfare as a public concern and a priority of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).




Picture1 NIEHS Support for Transformative Research for the Integration of Exposure and Response
David Balshaw, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This presentation will discuss major programs and projects supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and some remaining challenges and potentially transformative directions for the next twenty years.





Picture1 Occupational & Environmental Health: Version 2.0
David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, National Environmental Health Association
Meaningful improvements in environmental and occupational health will largely be made at the intersection of professional disciplines. Society and influencers are increasingly making decisions based on their values and beliefs, and are less anchored in evidence. Occupational and Environmental health V 2.0 will require our profession to embrace the new normal, in order to survive and thrive.




Picture1 The Effects of Systems and Design on Employee Health and Safety from the Office to the Construction Site: Identifying Causal Pathways Through Modern Ergonomics and Human Factors
Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Northeastern University
This research has utilized a systems approach that spans a wide range of business sectors. For long haul truck drivers we see reductions in low back pain and disability when we reduce their exposure to whole body vibration through the use of electro‐mechanic seat suspension systems. For commercial construction workers we see improved safety climate on sites with safety incentive programs. These projects demonstrate the many opportunities to improve employee health and safety.


Picture1 The Exposome: Implications for Occupational Health
Gayle DeBord, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The exposome has been defined as the measure of all the exposures of an individual in a lifetime and how those exposures relate to disease causation. The exposome provides an opportunity for occupational health researchers to expand exposure assessment to identify underlying causes of work-related diseases. It also helps us understand occupational diseases and how to prevent them and is likely to prove more valuable than the genome alone for understanding occupational health.


Picture1 The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program at NIOSH – Solving Problems in the Workplace
Christine West, PhD, RN, MSN/MPH, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Christine West is a Nurse Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She provides an overview of the Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) program and highlights recent evaluations with discussion of methods, findings, and recommendations. Implications for occupational clinical practice, regulations, research, worker and employer education and public health will be explored.




Picture1 The Role of Unions in Occupational Safety and Health
Scott Schneider, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
Unions have played an important role in occupational safety and health. Starting with the mine workers 100 years ago pushing for mine safety laws and in the 1960s unions lobbying for passage of the OSHA Act. Every major rule that OSHA has published has seen critical involvement from unions. This presentation will provide an overview of the role unions have played and how important they are to ensuring every worker a safe workplace.


          The following seminars are from the AAOHN 2016 National Conference, which was held in Jacksonville, FL from April 11-14,
          2016. The conference was focused on “Leading the Future: Endless Possibilities in Occupational and Environmental Health
          Nursing.”

          On Purpose (314) presented by Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH; Author of “On Purpose;” Professor and Director for Innovation and Social
          Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

          A New Twist to Providing Transitional Work (508)” presented by Deborah Roy MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP, FAAOHN; Corporate
          Director of Health Safety & Wellness, L.L.Bean, Inc.

          OSHA Updates from the Secretary’s Office (612)” presented by David Michaels PhD, MPH; Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA

2015
Picture1 Biological Monitoring as a Exposure Assessment Tool – My Biological Monitoring Research
Shane Que Hee, PhD, UCLA
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and a faculty member of the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). In this presentation, he presents on his own biological monitoring research. Biological monitoring is the sampling and measurement of chemical markers in body fluids-urine, blood, and breath.


Picture1 How the System that Tracks Occupational Injuries Misses 50-70% of the Injuries
Kenneth D. Rosenman, MD, FACPM, FACE, Michigan State University
Goals of surveillance are to assess the magnitude of the problem for numbers, rates or trends. Determine the relative importance vs. other health issues, identify high risk, prioritize interventions, evaluate interventions, generate hypotheses for research, identify emerging problems, and identify workplaces for intervention.




Picture1 Making the Business Case for Health Promotion – Total Worker Health
Michael P. O’Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD, University of Michigan
Dr. O’Donnell has developed and managed workplace health promotion programs for more than 50 employers over the span of three decades. His work has included developing strategic and operational plans, refining and implementing corporate policy, developing incentive systems, writing program materials, and refocusing programs, and creating and implementing evaluation efforts.

2014
Picture1 100 Grand In Your Pocket: Reducing Liability and Increasing Profitability
Kevin Roehling – Berends, Hendricks, Stuit Insurance
The climate in workers compensation has changed immensely over the past years. There is now an increased cost of medical treatment, regulatory changes, and increased litigation. In this presentation Kevin Roehling talks of many points including controlling costs and understanding the benefits afforded under workers compensation.




Picture1 Complex Urban Exposure and Health – Strategies to Study the Interaction Between Chemical and Psychosocial Factors and Health
Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, Wayne State University
In this presentation Dr. Arnetz analyzes environmental stress factors as well as predictors of perceived stress. These factors include society, community, and family, individual, physiological, and cellular. Predictors of perceived stress include demographics, socioeconomics, physical health, mental health and local social context.


          Program of Research in Stress and Depression
          Bonnie Hagerty, PhD, RN; Reg Williams, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, CAPT, NC, USNP, University of Michigan
          Bonnie Hagerty, Associate Dean at the Office of Undergraduate Studies, presents on psychiatric-mental health nursing research.           Specifically one of the studies she speaks about is her research on military nurses and combat-wounded patients which was done in           order to explore the lived experience of combat-wounded patients and the military nurses who care for them.

2013
          Managing EHA Services in a Highly Decentralized Research University
          Terrance Alexander, PE, CIH, University of Michigan
          As head of Environment, Health & Safety, Terrance Alexander is responsible for health, safety, and environmental issues facing both the           academic and business operations of the university. In this talk, he explains the magnitude of the UM challenge.




          Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership in EHS
          Paul Moss, CIH, ROH, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
          Paul Moss is Vice President of Global EHS and Travel for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. This talk will focus on two different types of           leader in the world of EHS and the advantages and disadvantages of each. It will also introduce effective concepts for communication           and engagement of the workforce that the SPH graduate students can take to the bank for a successful future in their EHS career.

2012
          Population Health and Worksite Wellness in the 21st Century
          Dee Edington, PhD, University of Michigan
          Dr. Edington, Founder and Professor of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, presents on health strategies           in the 21st century.

2011
          Exposure History: the Art, Science, and Rationale of Obtaining a Comprehensive and Relevant Exposure History
          Grace K. Paranzino, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAOHN, Kelly Services
          Grace K. Paranzino, Corporate Chief Clinical Officer for Kelly Services, presents on the art, science and rationale of obtaining a           comprehensive and relevant exposure history because it is extremely useful in identifying and establishing the relationship. Elements of           the history include health effects, control measures, prior jobs, specifics of current job, and hazardous exposures.




Picture1 Occupational and Environmental Health: A Senior Executive Perspective
Lawrence D. Burns, PHD, University of Michigan
In this presentation Lawrence D. Burns shares what lessons he has learned on occupation and environmental health as a senior executive at General Motors.

2010
          What’s new in MIOSHA for 2010
          Doug Kalinowski
          Director of MIOSHA, Doug Kalinowski presents on improving MIOSHA, including mandating standards and educating employees. Also           protecting workers and well-being of the company, and helping to build respectful cooperation between MIOSHA and the industry.