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Toolbox Talks Now Available

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Podcast Series Launch

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Students in the Field Promoting Workplace Wellbeing

In Fall 2018, Outreach PI of the Healthier Workforce Center (HWC), Shelly Campo, conducted a service learning project for her graduate course in Health Communication Campaigns in Jefferson County, Iowa focused on mental health. The project was supported by the University of Iowa’s Office of Outreach and Engagement and the HWC. The course had four […]

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Toolbox Talks with Apprentices

In January 2019, members of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) Apprentice Study team met with second, third and fourth term apprentice plumbers and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) installers attending training classes at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The students reviewed six toolbox talks covering traditional and non-traditional workplace hazards […]

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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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Using Hazard Mapping to Assess Safety and Health in Workplaces

Hazard mapping is commonly used to identify workplace safety hazards. It begins with an exercise that asks participants to draw their workplace and identify safety hazards. Diane Rohlman, PhD, Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, traveled with the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Business Leadership Network to Oelwein, IA as […]

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Health and Safety Survey of Midwest Small Businesses

While the majority of employers in the US consist of small businesses, they have received less attention from occupational safety and health and Total Worker Health® practitioners. Based on the Institute of Medicine’s Employee Total Health Management model, a foundational model for TWH, statewide surveys and focus groups of Iowa employers (Merchant et al., 2013; […]

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