Part of the on-going Construction Series!
Co-moderated with Dr. Catherine Brookman. Construction workers suffer numerous work-related injuries as well as health conditions and behaviors. The organizational structure and the job demands on these workers provide challenges to improve their total health. We've been developing and testing Total Worker Health(R) approaches for over 10 years examining the various components of the commercial construction organizational structure. Our current evaluation examine worksite based approaches.
You will learn:
- the various organizational components of the construction industry and their role in worker safety, health and wellbeing..
- the nature of a workers experience of moving on and off sites.
- Total Worker Health approaches for a worksite that aligh with current safety practices on worksites that demonstrated effective changes in worker behaviors.
Take home messages:
- Workers respond well to health messages that align with their jobs and safety structures.
- Worksites are one of several points to improve construction workers total health.
Jack Dennerlein, PhD
Professor, Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Dennerlein is Professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University and Adjunct Professor of Ergonomic and Safety at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the Associate Director for the Chan School's Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing. Dr. Dennerlein is an engineer whose research in public health takes a systems approach to understand and prevent work-related injuries and improve worker health and wellbeing. He holds degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Catherine Brookman, PhD
Associate Director, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders