NIOSH Co-hosting Occupational Stress and Health Conference

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology will co-host the 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work, Stress and Health 2015.” It takes place 6-9 May in Atlanta and is organised around the theme, Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organisations. According to the NIOSH news release, Work, Stress and Health 2015 marks 25 years of collaborative meetings in this conference series to address the ever-changing nature of work and how they affect the health, safety, and well-being of workers. The conference series covers work and family issues, new forms of work organisation, changing worker demographics, and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations. NIOSH is presenting a pre-conference workshop on developing sustainable work and organisations through Total Worker Health™. During it, members of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Office will explain how to successfully integrate work site safety and health programs to improve overall employee outcomes. Some of the NIOSH sessions will include:

  • How quality of work life, health, and health behaviours vary by occupation and wage level;
  • The impact of workplace violence on education workers: Results from a state-based study;
  • Child care stress and symptoms of psychological distress among police officers;
  • The business value of paid sick leave;
  • Work-related risk factors for low back pain

For information or to register, visit www.apa.org/wsh.

Occupational Health & Safety News, 23 April 2015 ;http://www.ohsonline.com ;