This presentation will describe the pathways through which the conditions of work shape worker health and safety. The conditions of work include the physical work environment as well as the organization of work, such as job tasks and demandsand psychosocial factors on the job. This presentation will describe an approach to protecting and promoting worker safety and health through improvements in the conditions of work, including the physical work environment as well as the organization of work.
You will learn:
- the pathways through which the conditions of work shape worker health and safety
- conditions of work include the physical work environment as well as the organization of work, such as job tasks and demands and psychosocial factors on the job
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Dr. Sorensen is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She also leads the Harvard Chan School Center for Work, Health and Well-being, a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence. Her research focuses on integrated approaches to worker and worksite health and safety, and has included intervention studies across a range of industries (e.g., manufacturing, construction, health care, social service, and transportation, and with small and large worksites). She also has ongoing worksite tobacco control research in India.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA is the Coordinator for Partnership and New Opportunity Development for the Office of Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She leads initiatives to share promising practices for integrated approaches to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. She coordinates a task with RAND to conceptualize worker well-being and a partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify research priorities for Total Worker Health®.