Celebrating Black History Month, the Society for Total Worker Health™ 2024 Peer Learning Series will partner with the Safety and Security Industry Workgroup (SSIW) of the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (NABCRMP) to focus on “The Pursuit of Total Health and Safety for Black Workers.” While this presentation focuses on black workers, the goal is to discuss ideas and concepts that will improve not only the health and safety of black workers but the health and safety of all workers.
From a health and safety perspective, the experience of black people in the American workplace leaves much to be desired. Recent data suggests that black workers have higher rates of workplace injury than every other racial group. Improving the health and safety of black workers will make the workplace safer for them and all workers. This session will focus on not only building awareness of the challenges but also on approaches to address total worker health for black workers.
Upon completion, attendees will have been exposed to:
- Date points that highlight the disparities in worker health for black workers in the American workplace.
- Information regarding the mental and emotional toll being paid by black workers exposed to safety-related disparities in the workplace.
- The perspective of workers in the sector with the highest percentage of black workers and the importance of improving safety conditions on government employment.
This is not a passive learning experience. The format is built for all participants to engage in the discussion together after the brief presentations to learn from each other and guest speakers invited from industry and the Total Worker Health® community.
This session qualifies for one continuing education hour credit for CIH, CSP, CPH, CHES and SHRM.
To ensure a meaningful discussion for participants, we are limiting participation to 60 attendees for this session. Any Society for Total Worker Health™ members on the waitlist will be given priority as spaces free up. Due to the large amount of interest in this program, we are exploring opportunities to continue this discussion.
Moderator and Subject Matter Expert
I. David Daniels, PhD, CSD, VPS
NABCRMP Safety and Security Industry Workgroup Chair
Dr. I. David Daniels is an occupational health and safety professional, former public safety executive, thought leader, and President/CEO of ID2 Solutions, LLC, a safety-focused solutions company specializing in helping organizations plan and execute safety management systems, including focusing on psychosocial hazard mitigation strategies.
Dr. Daniels holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Services Administration, a master’s degree in human resources management, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Health and Safety. He is certified as a Safety Director, Violence Prevention Specialist, Emergency Management Specialist, Job Hazard Analysis Specialist, and certified in Mental Health First Aid.
Dr. Daniels is also the founding chair of the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals, Safety and Security Workgroup. He is a member of the Society for Total Worker Health Advisory Panel, a founding member of the Safeopedia Community, and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He served two terms as a member of the National Safety Council (NSC) Board of Directors and was the founding chair of the NSC’s Government and Public-Sector Division. In 2021, he became only the third African American in history to receive the NSC’s highest honor when he was given the Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
Subject Matter Expert
Georgia A. Bryce-Hutchinson, LMFT
Georgia A. Bryce-Hutchinson is an accomplished Mental Health Consultant, Licensed Practitioner and Certified Professional Life Coach, who leverages an Environmental Engineering background to set the framework, language, and impact of coaching across corporate and one-on-one environments. Through her private practice, Building Families According To Pattern, LLC, she works with individual clients seeking to effectively manage stress and promote a balanced lifestyle, and couples and whole families looking to improve communication and conflict management. In her role as a Corporate Mental Health Consultant and Trainer, Georgia specializes in advising organizations and employees on mental health literacy, awareness, and crisis response and intervention, and devising preventative strategies to increase workforce productivity, engagement, and retention. She is an exceptional communicator, advocate, and business consultant who ensures partnerships are aligned to corporate growth and health initiatives and provides systems and approaches that gain trust across employees, senior leaders and stakeholders.
Georgia is recognized and sought after for her finesse as a keynote presenter, conference speaker, workshop facilitator, panelist, and interviewee on subject matters centering mental health and wellness, psychological health and safety and workplace wellness, leadership, and professional and personal development. She is the author of the God-motivation book and accompanying study guide, “On Your Way To Meeting You, The Journey That Changes Everything.”