- October 30, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Topic Total Worker Health – Strategies for Protecting Worker Safety and Health
Objective: Identify Approaches on how Total Worker Health can help advance the safety, health and well-being of the workforce.
Unlike Halloween, the workplace and our jobs shouldn’t be risky or filled with hazards. Yet, workers are facing high pressures on the job, working long hours, and subject to injuries and illnesses. In addition, changing employment patterns, demographics, and technology are growing concerns for the future of work. As occupational safety and health professionals, how do we best tackle the issues facing America’s workforce? This session will discuss how an integrated, holistic approach, such as Total Worker Health®, may help advance the safety, health, and well-being of the workforce.
Speaker Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA
Chia-Chia Chang is the Coordinator for Partnership and New Opportunity Development for the Office of Total Worker Health® (TWH) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She collaborates with stakeholders to share research and promising practices related to advancing Total Worker Health. She also coordinates a task with RAND to conceptualize worker well-being. She has provided training domestically and internationally to industry associations, health and policy professionals, and Fortune 500 companies about opportunities for advancing worker safety, health, and well-being. Her previous roles in the NIOSH Office of the Director included leading enrollment and outreach for the World Trade Center Health Program.
Venue: JRM Construction Management