Total Worker Health: Implications for Occupational & Environmental Health
October 2, 2019 | 12 – 1 PM Pacific
Presented By: Kimberly Jinnett, PhD, MSPH
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health defines Total Worker Health® (TWH) as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. This presentation will review fundamentals of TWH and its holistic approach to tackling physical and psycho-social hazards in the workplace. We will conclude with practical implications for researchers, evaluators and practitioners interested in occupational and environmental health in real world contexts.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Review fundamental aspects of Total Worker Health
Describe how TWH fundamentals are applied to the work of occupational & environmental health practitioners in real world contexts
Identify concrete tools to apply TWH fundamentals in research, evaluation and practice
Dr. Jinnett is the President of The Center for Workforce Health and Performance, a non-profit focused on research, education and technical assistance aimed at healthier, longer and more fulfilling working lives. Dr. Jinnett has designed, managed and conducted research and evaluation efforts at RAND, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wallace Foundation and the Integrated Benefits Institute. She is a core researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley and affiliate faculty at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. She currently serves on several editorial, advisory and review boards. She completed her MSPH at UCLA in 1990 and her PhD in health services organization and policy and sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997.
Special Thanks to Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces!