News Updates

9-13-22 – Article on Dr. Peter Schnall Appears in Yahoo News

Press release: On September 13th, Yahoo! Finance published (from PR Newswire), “Dr. Peter Schnall Leaves UCI to Start the Healthy Work Campaign – “Biggest Transformation for American Work”.” This article gives an in-depth background on Dr. Peter Schnall, his career, and why he left the academic world to start the Healthy Work Campaign.

Peter is Co-Director of the Healthy Work Campaign and founder and director of the campaign’s nonprofit, Center for Social Epidemiology based in Los Angeles. Learn more about Peter at his HWC bio here, as well as in his April 26th podcast interview with David Bryan.

9-01-22 – NCOSH Joins Campaign as Partner

We have some really exciting news. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) recently joined the Healthy Work Campaign (HWC) as our partner.

National COSH is a national leader in the fight for safe, healthy working conditions. Founded in 2004, National COSH works to ensure that all workers can earn their living with dignity and respect and return home alive and well at the end of their shift. Learn more about National COSH here.

Thanks to our new colleague Mark Van Landuyt for facilitating this partnership, along with Jessica E. Martinez and Marcy Goldstein-Gelb of NCOSH. We are truly excited to see how we can support one another’s efforts to improve the lives of working people–and do even more together.

Committed to healthy work and think you would make a great HWC partner? Learn more about the requirements and benefits of partnering with us here.

8-26-22 – HWC Expands Team

This summer, the Healthy Work Campaign team expanded to include:

  • Mark Van Landuyt as Outreach Projects Director
  • George Khouri and Zachary Kern-Schnall (Bander Productions) to oversee social media, web marketing, and PR strategy
  • two new social media managers–Ashley Wilson and Heather Kerrison

With their contributions, our campaign will be able to reach our intended audience much more effectively. We are very excited to have each of them on board and to see how they are already breathing fresh life into the campaign.

Learn about our other amazing team members here. And stay tuned for more great news next week!

4-26-22 – David LeGrande Presented for World Day for Safety & Health at Work Webinar

Today, April 26th, David LeGrande, the Healthy Work Campaign’s Labor Outreach Coordinator & Strategist, made a presentation for a two-day webinar titled, “Safety and Health at Work 2022: Social dialogue and collaboration to build a positive safety and health culture.”

This webinar, organized by CISS and CIESS* in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, aims to connect different perspectives on the workplace, including researchers, workers, union representatives, and international authorities.

David was asked to speak on his efforts in the Labor Movement and what the Healthy Work Campaign has done to address the safety and health concerns of workers.

In addition, David introduced and led participants through the Healthy Work Campaign/ Health Work Survey process, encouraging them to visit to better familiarize themselves with it and use our resources and tools.

*The American Commission for the Prevention of Risks at Work, in coordination with the Research Area of the Inter-American Centre for Social Security Studies

3-29-22 – Better Life Lab Podcast Interview w/Peter & Marnie

Today, March 29th, Peter & Marnie’s “Better Life Lab” podcast interview with Brigid Schulte was published as part of their second series episode titled “American Karoshi — the Problem with Work Stress.”

The podcast is a co-production between New America and Slate, where you can access all the episodes. You can also listen to the episode and find the transcript and detailed show notes here.

Take a listen, and let us know what you think!

3-22-22 – NIOSH TWH in Action! Newsletter – CSE listed as Featured Affiliate

In the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program‘s latest Total Worker Health in Action! newsletter, the Center for Social Epidemiology is listed as a featured affiliate. The Center is proud to participate in this program, dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of working people.

You may learn more about the TWH Affiliate Program here. You may also learn more about the Center in this TWH newsletter and at

12/14/21 – HWC Team Expands with Latin American/Spanish Language Outreach

We are delighted to announce that Juan Gabriel Ocampo has joined our Team as our Strategist for Latin American Outreach and Spanish Language Content Development.

The main goal of this collaboration with colleagues in Colombia (Dr. Viviola Gomez and Sebastian Segura) is to extend HWC resources and tools to increase knowledge and awareness of healthy work and its principles to Spanish-speaking populations within the U.S. and Latin America.

You can read more about Juan Gabriel here. Please let us know if there is a resource you would like to see translated into Spanish sooner than later. We’d love to hear from you.

12/8/21 – HWC Poster Presentation at COSH CON 2021

Yesterday, December 8th, during the second day of the National Conference on Worker Safety & Health 2021, HWC Director Marnie Dobson presented a poster titled “The Healthy Work Campaign: Resources for unions and worker health & safety advocates to measure and prevent work stressors” created by HWC Team members Marnie Dobson, David LeGrande, Paul Landsbergis, Pouran Faghri, and Peter Schnall.

The conference was hosted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. Registration is still open for next week’s programming on December 14th through 16th. Click here to see the program outline and register. And please contact us if you want to hear more about our presentation.

10/21/21 – Keynote Presentation at 6th International Seminar on Safe Work, Superior Labor Court, Brazil

Dr. Marnie Dobson was invited to present a keynote presentation for the virtual conference “6th International Seminar on Safe Work” on behalf of the Safe Work Programme of the Superior Labor Justice Council and the Superior Labor Court (CSJT/TST), in Brazil.

The presentation “Promoting Healthy Work during the Global Pandemic and Beyond” was intended for national, regional and inter-institutional managers of the Safe Work Program, to magistrates, prosecutors, labor inspectors, civil servants, teachers, researchers, students, parliamentarians, as well as non-governmental organizations, the business sector and society in general. It was simultaneously translated into Portugese. 

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