Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by AIHA does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Well-being is comprised of several interconnected dimensions and is impacted through a complex interaction of factors including exposure to environmental agents, psychosocial and economic stressors, personal behaviors, and individual genomics. Advancements in science and technology are facilitating the more robust collection and integration of these factors to inform health-related interventions and decision-making in the workplace. This priority focuses on establishing OEHS professionals as leaders and valued participants in preventing harm, and protecting and promoting worker well-being and as the preeminent experts in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of exposures to environmental and physical agents and psychological stressors in the workplace, home, and community.
This track highlights this integrated and holistic approach to occupational safety and health, and worker well-being. Sessions will introduce Total Worker Health® and the role of industrial hygienists in delivering exposure-based information and in taking action to promote Total Worker Health® practices in and out of the workplace. Presenters will introduce the concept of the “Totals:” Total Worker Health®, Total Worker Exposure, and Total Exposure Health." Sessions will explore the convergence of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Total Worker Health®. Other sessions examine mental health, suicide prevention, and workplace violence. In addition, topics related to an expanded view of workplace hazards, changing workplaces and work arrangements, psychosocial factors of work, and models for collaborative interventions with cross-functional teams will be presented.
A highlight of this track is SPARKTalks: Addressing Total Worker Health® Approaches to Advancing Worker Well-Being, where experts will present rapid delivery of Total Worker Health® topics.