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Year: 2019

HWC 2019 Pilot Grant Request for Applications

The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) at the University of Iowa and Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of funds for New Investigator and Student pilot projects. The HWC is one of six Total Worker Health® (TWH) Centers of Excellence funded through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). […]

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Missing Pieces in the Employee Well-being Puzzle

Through a community-based pilot project grant funded by the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC) recently created and released the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide. It includes Total Worker Health (TWH) education and resources for employers to address topics including workplace hazards, interpersonal relationships, the organization of […]

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Register for Agricultural Safety & Health: The Core Course

The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over a decade. Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board Certified Physicians, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists. Course Includes • Interactive Activities • Safety and Rescue Demonstrations • Classroom Instruction • Farm Tours […]

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Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference

The 4th Annual Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference will take place at the University of Iowa College of Public Health (145 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City) on Friday, April 26. This event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and collaborators across campus and the region to learn about innovative occupational health and safety […]

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Limerick Contest Winner Announced!

Congratulations to the 2019 OSH Limerick Contest Winner, J. Davidson!   Thank you to all our participants for your time and talents!

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The Use of Digital Human Modeling to Prevent Injury

The Virtual Soldier Research Program developed digital human modeling software to predict posture, motion, and other functions in a three-dimensional, real-time environment. The technology considers real-world constraints such as muscle fatigue and strength, carrying needs, body size, and clothing restrictions to determine soldiers’ performance in varying conditions. With funding from the Healthier Workforce Center, Nate […]

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Occupational Health Symposium 2019

The Healthier Workforce Center (HWC) was honored to bring together regional experts to address Total Worker Health in the workplace at the Heartland Center’s annual Occupational Health Symposium last month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Engaging and informational presentations highlighted FMLA & ADA, creating inclusive workspaces, hazard mapping, the aging shoulder, Total Worker Health strategies, changes to workers compensation in […]

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NIOSH’s Casey Chosewood Visits Iowa

Earlier this month, L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, Director of the Office of Total Worker Health at NIOSH traveled to Eastern Iowa to present at the Corridor Business Journal’s annual Health Care Summit. During his luncheon keynote, Dr. Chosewood addressed the business case for Total Worker Health initiatives. Attendees were advised to focus on workplace changes […]

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