Calendar

Dec
4
Fri
COVID-19: Challenges of Returning to Work or Staying at Work During a Pandemic @ Online
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
COVID-19: Challenges of Returning to Work or Staying at Work During a Pandemic @ Online

Hosted by:

Vicki Kristman, PhD
William Shaw, PhD
Doug Gross, PhD

More information coming soon.

 

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Dec
8
Tue
The Urgency in Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace @ Online
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Urgency in Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace @ Online

Presented By: WELCOA

We know the mental well-being of your employees is a top concern as you look for the best partners and services to help you in making the workplace whole again. This December join leading industry experts from our Premier Provider Network as we focus on the urgency in addressing mental health in the workplace. Hear straight from executive leaders as they share their current strategies and learn what these innovative companies are now offering to you in support of employee well-being.

This half-day event is packed with conversations you won’t hear anywhere else!

Free to attend.

Featured keynote speakers:
• Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
• Laurie Ruettimann, Host of Punk Rock HR Podcast

Dec
9
Wed
State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit @ Online
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
State of COVID-19 Response and Future World of Work Summit @ Online

Virtual Event
Date:
 Dec. 9, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Price: $49 for NSC members, $69 for nonmembers

Since the pandemic began, experts at the National Safety Council and its member and partner organizations have shared guidance, tools and solutions to address COVID-19. We have also been carefully monitoring and understanding the implications of our collective efforts to keep Americans safe and healthy. This virtual Summit will focus on our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, today and in the future.

The Summit is aimed at helping businesses, policymakers and leaders take stock of where we stand and where we’re headed. It will explore topics including the efficacy of states’ shelter-in-place orders, how employers addressed this century’s biggest threat to workplace safety and the future world of work beyond the crisis. The Summit will also feature candid discussions, share compelling reflections and analysis, and offer solutions for working together to keep workplaces safer across the country.

Leading up to and during the event, NSC will release new reports addressing these topics and share insights and actionable data to help chart our course ahead. Check out our preliminary program with the current list of speakers to date.

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Dec
10
Thu
Effective Interventions to Combat Opioid Misuse: Studies from the Field of Opioid Prescription Management @ Online
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Effective Interventions to Combat Opioid Misuse: Studies from the Field of Opioid Prescription Management @ Online

As the country continues efforts to reduce opioid misuse and overdose, what are some of the lessons learned? What progress have we made?

Join the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program and Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies on December 10th for a 60-minute webinar with Drs. Kuang-chi Chang from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), William Shaw from UConn Health, and Yonatan Ben-Shalom of Mathematica, as they share findings from a recent report on the State of the Field in Opioid Prescription Managementexternal icon. The report is part of a larger study, titled “Workers’ Compensation and the Opioid Epidemic,” funded by the Chief Evaluation Office at DOL. It reviews 134 studies of initiatives and strategies aimed at reducing opioid prescriptions and improving patient outcomes, across different intervention categories, settings, and research designs between 2014 and 2019. The speakers will discuss promising intervention studies with considerable evidence of effectiveness and provide key observations from areas with emerging evidence. The webinar will be moderated by TWH Director, Dr. Casey Chosewood and CWCS Director, Dr. Steve Wurzelbacher.

Featured Speakers:

Kuang-chi Chang, PhD
A senior Evaluation Specialist at the Chief Evaluation Office, the U.S. Department of Labor. Her evaluation portfolio covers issues such as those related to worker protection, employee benefits, worker leave, workers’ compensation, and international labor affairs. She has more than 20 years’ experience and has published in peer-reviewed journals on topics including supplier networks in the global supply chain of the computer manufacturing industry, and working conditions, employment outcomes, and job searching approaches used by migrant workers. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Yonatan Ben-Shalom, PhD
A senior researcher at Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policyexternal icon. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and his primary research focus has been on programs and policies related to individuals who acquire disability in adulthood—especially workers and veterans. Dr. Ben-Shalom has led numerous studies funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration, and other federal agencies, and has published articles in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, the Social Security Bulletin, and Health Services Research, among others.

Dr. William S. Shaw, Ph.D.
An Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, and he is affiliated with the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW). His training background is in engineering and clinical psychology, and his primary research focus has been workplace disability and return-to-work post-injury as well as psychosocial and organizational factors affecting outcomes for workers with acute musculoskeletal injuries or chronic health conditions. Dr. Shaw has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and chapters and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals, including Journal of Occupational RehabilitationJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Occupational Health Science.

Moderators

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Office for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Steve Wurzelbacher, PhD, CPE, ARM
Director, Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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