The Healthy Work Campaign is more than an online public health campaign. We’re a movement that strives to bring ideas and people with different perspectives and strengths together. Visit this page to keep tabs on our events—those we attend, present at, or host, as well as those of our partners.
As you may know, May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S.
According to their blog, today, May 11th at 1pm ET/10 a.m. PT, the U.S Department of Labor (@USDOL) is hosting a Twitter chat to highlight tips, resources and best practices to support #mentalhealthatwork.
What about physical safety at work? Does your organization have a systems-based approach to identify risks and mitigation strategies to keep workers and customers safe?
The Western New York Council for Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH), a member local of our partner National COSH, is holding an online training on on May 15, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm ET in English, Spanish, and Burmese. Register and learn more about what’s needed to prevent workplace violence.
We are excited to announce that we have several April events which should be valuable to working people and organizational leaders committed to making their workplace healthier.
These are our upcoming April 2023 presentations:
- April 16th-21st in Pittsburgh, PA: David LeGrande (HWC) & John Oudyk (OHCOW, HWC partner) will co-present a workshop on assessing work stress at the United Steelworkers Health, Safety & Environment Conference co-hosted by Communication Workers of America. (This workshop will cover both the Canadian StressAssess tool and our Healthy Work Survey.)
- For those eligible, register here. (Registration to close April 10th.)
- To hear John explain the value of the workshop, check out this video clip.
- April 27th (virtually): Marnie Dobson & Peter Schnall (HWC) will present for our partner Southern California Education and Research Center on burnout and stress at work, co-moderated by Dr. Pouran Faghri (HWC/UCLA). RSVP here.
You may also be interested in:
- April 23rd-April 29th: Workers Memorial Week, which revolves around Workers Memorial Day, April 28th. WMW is a week to:
- remember those who lost their lives, were injured, or suffered illnesses at work
- renew our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.
- To learn more, visit our partner National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s page: https://nationalcosh.org/WMW. To find an event, visit their Local Events page.
Have an upcoming event you want us to promote? Let us know! And we’ll be happy to consider.
Starting December 6th, our newest campaign partner, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), will be hosting their annual conference, COSHCON. This year, it is again virtual, and there are still plenty of spots and you can attend as you’re available: December 6-8, as well as 13-15.
This dynamic conference brings together a diverse, inclusive and bilingual group of workers, occupational health and safety experts, unions, activists and academics united around common goals–to celebrate and encourage workers’ power, make our workplaces safer, and reduce the toll of on-the-job injuries, illnesses and fatalities. All of the workshops and other programming will be held in both English and Spanish.
Tickets are $90 before December 6th, when they go up to $99 a person. If you are a student or need financial assistance, you may qualify for a full scholarship. To register, visit https://nationalcosh.org/COSHCON2022.
To learn more about National COSH, check out our 9/1/22 post, announcing our partnership.
Tomorrow, November 17th, 2022 at 1pm ET/10am PT, our HWC partner, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) will present a webinar titled “Worker-Informed Science: Learning and Collaborating on the Provincial, National and International Levels.” (as part of their Worker-focused Science & Prevention Webinars series)
The first part of this webinar will feature a discussion between OHCOW and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) exploring the relationships between workers’ personal health experiences, clinic-based clinic-based disease/exposure investigations, and occupational health surveillance research — in plastics and rubber production workers, as well as mine workers.
Burnout is bad for workers and bad for business. So why has it become an epidemic in the U.S.?
On Friday, October 28th at 10am PT/1pm ET, the Healthy Work Campaign will host “Breaking Down Burnout.”
In this live panel discussion (on Zoom), experts from the Healthy Work Campaign and special guests will discuss questions like:
- What is burnout?
- How prevalent is it really?
- And what can be done about it?
Panel lineup includes:
- Marnie Dobson, HWC Director
- Peter Schnall, HWC Co-Director
- Viviola Gomez-Ortiz, HWC Senior Strategist for Latin American Outreach and Spanish Language Content Development
- Pouran Faghri, HWC Dissemination and Implementation Director
- Julie Mendez-DeLeon, Education Director – American Federation of Government Employees
RSVP here and spread the word! We look forward to seeing you there.
On Wednesday, October 19th at 10am PT, our HWC Dissemination and Implementation Director Dr. Pouran Faghri will co-moderate a webinar symposium by our HWC partner, Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center (SCERC) at UCLA/UCI.
“Substance Use and Addiction in the Workplace: Implications for Interventions” (the symposium on the 19th) is a part of SCERC’s Mental Health in the Workplace Series.
In this installment, psychiatrists Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA and Timothy W. Fong, MD will present and Dr. Ed Alvino, Dr. Taha Ahmad, and Dr. Pouran Faghri will moderate.
Learn more about the presenters and the webinar agenda here, and RSVP here.
From October 11–14, 2022, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will host their 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® titled “Shaping work now and in the future.”
The conference will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Conference registration opened in June. Information about the symposium can be found here.
On Wednesday, October 12th around 5:05pm ET, HWC Director Marnie Dobson, PhD and HWC Co-Director Peter Schnall, MD MPH will be presenting on the Healthy Work Survey in the 4:15-5:30pm ET “Concurrent Session” as part of session 808 (C).
If you have paid to attend the conference virtually and wish to attend Marnie & Peter’s virtual presentation, you can find out more details on the Virtual Symposium Agenda. We’d love to have your feedback on the progress we’ve made with the Healthy Work Survey over the last year.
(This post has been updated and was previously featured on this Events page prior to April 1, 2022 and September 23, 2022.)
On September 30th at 10am PT/1pm ET, the Healthy Work Campaign will be hosting “Unpacking Quiet Quitting.”
This live, online panel discussion will address “quiet quitting” from a research-based occupational health and safety perspective. How did the term come to be? How are different parties defining it? What’s really going on? And what can be done about it?
All this and more will be unpacked by experts from our team:
- Dr. Marnie Dobson, HWC Director
- Dr. Peter Schnall, HWC Co-Director
- Dr. Pouran Faghri, Dissemination & Implementation Director
- David LeGrande, Labor Outreach Coordinator
Moderated by Mark Van Landuyt, our new Outreach Projects Director
You do not want to miss! RSVP here and spread the word!
On June 24, 2022, 12-1 PM EST (9-10 AM PST): Tony LaMontagne will present a webinar titled “Work as a Social Determinant of Mental Health” for CPH-NEW‘s Total Worker Health® Trends: Expert Webinar Series.
Tony LaMontagne is Professor of Work, Health and Wellbeing at Deakin University, Australia. Professor LaMontagne’s career has been dedicated to developing the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health. His research and publications have influenced policy & practice in workplace health both nationally and internationally.
From June 17-19, the 2022 Labor Notes Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois at Hyatt Regency O’Hare by O’Hare International Airport.
Earlybird registration costs $130 until May 1st when the price goes up to $175. To learn more about the conference and to register, click here.
(This post was previously featured on this Events page prior to April 1, 2022.)
For regular registration, at $175, visit: https://www.labornotes.org/2022#register.