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.
We’re excited to re-announce our only scheduled public appearance for December–at COSHCON 2023 – December 6-8, 2023 (Baltimore, MD).
Stressed at work? Stop by our booth to learn how to assess your work-related stress and implement healthy work policies and programs to tackle it.
Our Director for Labor Outreach Strategy, David LeGrande, will be manning our booth at The Expo Dec. 6th-7th, assisted by a staff member from Worksafe, a Healthy Work campaign partner.
The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (COSHCON2023) is hosted by our partner National Coalition for Occupational Safety in Health (NCOSH) and is in person this year. Registration is still open! Check out their conference flyer here and their updated conference schedule here.
Next Wednesday, November 29th, our very own Dr. Paul Landsbergis will present at NYU School of Global Public Health‘s event “Labor Unions’ Role in Protecting the Workforce During a Pandemic.”
This hybrid event, featuring representatives from NYSNA, NYCOSH, NYSUT/AFT, RWDSU/UFCW, and ATU, will facilitate a discussion between union leaders and researchers on the role of labor unions in protecting the workforce during a pandemic.
It will be streamed 9am-Noon ET with a breakfast for in-person attendees from 8:20-9am ET. Learn more & RSVP here.
Here are some of our upcoming events and appearances in November:
Dr. Peter Schnall, our co-director and founder, will be representing the Center for Social Epidemiology and the Healthy Work Campaign at this virtual meeting. Learn more about the TWH summit here.
Our team members will be presenting at this conference in the following segments:
- Wednesday, Nov. 8th – 3-4:15pm ET – Contemporary Work Organization Issues from a Labor Perspective (Marnie Dobson, Peter Schnall, & Paul Landsbergis, moderated by David LeGrande)
- Friday, Nov. 10th – 8:45-9:45am ET – Stress and Mental Health – Novel Measures, Methods, and Conceptualizations (Marnie Dobson)
“Decent Work for Public Health”: Our Healthy Work Toolkit Principal Investigator, Paul Landsbergis, PhD MPH, will participate in a NIOSH-hosted presentation and discussion about “Decent Work” with Preethi Pratap, PhD MSc, moderated by Paul Schulte, PhD.
The presenters will cover: what decent work entails, how it relates to occupational safety & health, and much more. Learn more about the presenters and event, and RSVP here.
Health@Work: “Supporting Workers with Chronic Conditions”: Dr. Peter Schnall will participate in this webinar, hosted by the Center for Health, Work & Environment, a NIOSH TWH Center of Excellence, along with Kirsten Ambrose and Steven Halterman. Learn more about the event through this flyer and RSVP here. (*Continuing education credits available.)
Interested in learning about occupational safety and health?
Check out these upcoming webinars and conferences:
Are you a member or staff at a union or worker organization? This training by our friends at CPH-NEW, a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence, is designed for you! Learn to implement TWH approaches in labor management health and safety committees. Registration for the October cohort is open now!
Work, Stress, and Health is organized biennially by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. This year’s focus will be mental health in the workplace. Registration is now open!
3. NIOSH webinar – November 15, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm (virtual)
“Decent work, work organization, and occupational safety and health”
- Preethi Pratap, PhD MSc
- Paul Landsbergis, PhD MPH (HWC & SUNY Downstate)
- Paul Schulte, PhD (moderator)
RSVP information to come.
The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (COSHCON2023) is in person this year. Registration is now open! Check out their conference flyer here, and stay tuned for more updates on our presence at the conference.
COSHCON is hosted by our partner National Coalition for Occupational Safety in Health (NCOSH) and brings together a diverse, inclusive and bilingual group of workers, occupational health and safety experts, unions, activists and academics united to: celebrate and encourage workers’ power, make our workplaces safer, and reduce the toll of on-the-job injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
This week, leading up to Labor Day 2023 (August 28th-September 1st) marks two distinct weeks of advocacy on behalf of workers:
- Heat Stress Action Week, organized by our partner National COSH with Public Citizen
- Did you know?
- Heat illness affects both indoor and outdoor workers, and can occur during any time of year–not just during heat waves.
- Black and Brown workers, and low-income workers are disproportionately affected by heat stress on the job.
- If you want to protect workers:
- Did you know?
- Labor Rights Week, hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy and its network of 52 consulates and other US federal labor agencies
- If you want to advocate for labor rights in the U.S. (of American and migrant workers), please visit the Department of Labor’s LRW social media toolkit page with key messages in English and Spanish.
- Feel free to use this example post:
- “Do you work in the United States? Whatever your age, wherever you’re from, you have rights. Learn more: www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/immigration #LaborRightsWeek”
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.