4th International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®

October 21-24, 2025 | Bethesda, MD & Virtual

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Total Worker Health 101: The Basics

April 29, 2024 | Online | 9:00am - 12:00pm PST

The Total Worker Health (TWH) approach brings together policies, programs and practices that are essential for advancing worker safety, health, and well-being. In this introductory course, participants will learn about: 1) the terms and concepts essential to the TWH approach, 2) the five defining TWH elements, 3) Effective organizational implementation strategies of a TWH approach, and 4) ways to develop applicable next steps.

This training is developed and offered by the Total Worker Health Alliance which includes Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU. Continuing education credit through SHRM available upon completion of the training.

Modern Work and Workers' Voices

May 7-8, 2024 | Online | 9:00am - 3:00pm PST

The Third Annual Conference of the California Labor Lab focuses on the state of working today and the recovery of workers’ voices. With continued low unemployment, worker expectations and an increased sense of empowerment may again produce some leverage in the labor market. Some signposts of that leverage include increases in local minimum wages, successful efforts by labor unions to increase wages and improve working conditions in previously unorganized industries, and white collar workers’ resistance to demands to forgo remote work.

Building Inclusive Spaces in the OEHS Profession

May 14, 2024 | Online | 12:00 - 1:00pm PST

This webinar will explore the current state of inclusivity in the occupational and environmental health sciences (OEHS) profession and academia. The speakers will identify the necessary elements for creating inclusive spaces in the OEHS profession and describe how actions can impact the culture of allyship, inclusion, and safety. They will also discuss practical techniques for building an inclusive environment at work. 

Practical Application and Importance of Total Worker Health in the Workplace

May 17, 2024 | Anchorage, AK | 9:00 - 11:30am PST

This workshop will demonstrate the importance of implementing TWH in the Construction Industry and beyond. Participants will have an opportunity to discover important takeaways and relevant resources on this increasingly relevant topic. Case studies based on real-world examples of TWH implementation will be shared and discussed. These are valuable communication tools to show the business and value proposition to different stakeholders.

This workshop is hosted by AGC Alaska and presented by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (Oregon Health & Science University) and the Northwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health (University of Washington).

Using Wearable Devices & Deep Learning to Recognize Physical Activities at Work

May 22, 2024 | Online | 12:00 - 1:00pm PST

Accurately quantifying and evaluating occupational physical activities (OPAs) performed by workers is vital for various purposes, including job descriptions, pre-placement/post-hire employee screening, ergonomic evaluations, and facilitating return-to-work processes. Certain OPAs, such as lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying, are categorized as manual material handling activities, which are known to be associated with an increased risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), particularly lower back pain. This presentation will explore the utilization of wearable devices and deep learning methods for recognizing OPAs, both when performed in isolation and as part of simulated work tasks.

Creating New Work Spaces Using a Total Worker Health Approach

May 29, 2024 | Online | 12:00 - 1:00pm PST

This presentation describes a new building project where health and well-being considerations were introduced at the very beginning and throughout the design planning process and occupants (academic, faculty, and staff) participated fully through the entire planning phase.

Building a Stronger Front: Union Leaders Unite for Member Well-being in the Workplace

May 30, 2024 | Online | 1:00 - 2:00pm EST

Join us for a dynamic webinar featuring a panel discussion with union leaders in education, healthcare and corrections, as they delve into strategies for fostering worker health, safety, and well-being within their memberships. From innovative approaches to traditional methods, panelists will explore practical tactics, share success stories, and address challenges faced in engaging members in crucial aspects of their welfare. Gain insights, inspiration, and actionable takeaways to empower your membership and create healthier, safer workplaces for all.

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