News Updates

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 healthywork.org 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 https://www.healthywork.org/mission/.

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. 

9/14-9/15 – APA-NIOSH Work Stress and Health Virtual conference

The American Psychological Association and the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health (APA-NIOSH) Work, Stress, and Health 2021 virtual conference starts tomorrow 9/14 and 9/15.

For a schedule of the online events and to register (at much reduced virtual conference rates), go to the website. Our colleagues Peter Schnall and David LeGrande will be featured speakers on Session 4: Workplace Stress and Recovery on Wednesday, September 15th, 3:30-5pm EST.

9/8/21 – Dr. Dobson’s Podcast Interview w/The Accidental Safety Pro Published

The Accidental safety Pro Podcast,” hosted by Jill James, published their podcast interview with HWC Director Dr. Marnie Dobson about work stress and how it relates to workplace health and safety.

“Through her years of research and analyzing results of work stress, we learn if it is, in fact, an epidemic. Although it can seem impossible to get rid of stress altogether, Dr. Dobson leaves us with solutions and resources to lower work stress in any industry.”

Listen to the podcast episode here, and let us know what you think via or social media.

9/6/21 – Healthy Work Survey for Organizations Launches

On Labor Day, we officially launched our Healthy Work Survey for Organizations, which is the follow-up to the previously released HWS for Individuals posted online in January 2021. This new tool assesses work stressors now with an organizational-level report when administered to a group.

To learn more about our new survey and report, read today’s HWC media release and watch our HWC Survey for Organizations Launch Video.

Request access to the survey through the Survey for Employers page and the Survey for Unions & Worker Advocates page.

8/24/21 – Webinar on the Consequences of Work Stress for Organizations

In case you missed it, on June 25th, 2021, Healthy Work Campaign colleague Laura Punnett presented as part of the Suramericana webinar series on Work, Stress, & Health. The topic of this week’s webinar was re: the Consequences of work stress for organizations.

Laura Punnett is a researcher from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her work focuses on Occupational Safety and Health. She has experience in the study of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, as well as epidemiological methods for analyzing and interpreting exposures and risks related to work organization. She has published more than 200 scientific articles.

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