Work, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions for Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace


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Work, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions for Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace

  1. 1. Work, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions for Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace September 17–20, 2012 • Boston, MAA Harvard School of Public Health Occupational Health ProgramThis program is designed to provide participants withthe skills necessary to evaluate the effectiveness ofworkplace health strategies, translate this evidenceinto practice, and implement these strategies to designhealth promotion and occupational health and safetyprograms. Traditionally, corporate wellness and safetyprograms have existed in silos and largely operatedindependently. This lack of integration prevents optimalresource use and limits the overall effectiveness ofworkplace health and safety programs. This programaddresses the need to integrate these distinct,siloed, occupational health and safety policies intoa comprehensive program that enhances the overallhealth and wellbeing of the workforce and reduceswork-related injuries and illnesses.This Program Provides Participants with: • An understanding of how to make the business case for worker health protection and promotion • Methods for assessing integrated approaches to worker health protection and promotion • New, innovative techniques to address the changing workplace and its effect on: –– employee health care costs incurred This program is by companies designed to provide –– the cost to companies associated with worksite health and excess health-related productivity loss safety professionals –– health and safety initiatives carried out by diverse departments in an organization with the strategies and tactics necessary to • Improved understanding of programs designed to extend worker health protection and promotion apply comprehensive efforts into the family and community approaches to improve • Approaches to translate successful case studies the health of the into local solutions workforce in the U.S. Register Today — visit
  2. 2. Work, Health, and Wellbeing Program Agenda MONDAY, September 17th SEPTEMBER 2012 7:30 AM Check-In and Continental Breakfast S M T W T F S 8:00 Welcome and Introduction — Pronk, Sorensen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8:30 Protecting Health at the Workplace — Dennerlein 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10:00 Promoting Health at the Workplace — Pronk 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 11:00 Rationale for Integration of Workplace Health 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Promotion and Protection — Sorensen 30 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 Connecting Practice and Research: A Model for Translation — Pronk 2:45 Table Work: Small Group Participant Activity Model the “translation process” of workplace research interventions into practical solutions for • back pain prevention/reduction • physical activity promotion • tobacco use reduction, and • slips/trips/fall prevention — Pronk, Sorensen 4:00 Sessions EndDespite the recent recognition of the resources, and related fields involved inpotential of integrated workplace health worker health, wellness, and productivityprotection and promotion to reduce management.employee-related costs, few companiesare implementing effective integrated Upon Completion,worker health programs. This program Participants Will Be Able To:will provide participants with the skillsneeded for: • Apply comprehensive approaches to improve the health of the workforce • Evaluating worksite and worker at their organization health risks • Justify an integrated approach • Translating workplace wellness to worker health protection and research into practice promotion to their executive • Measuring outcomes and evaluating management team occupational health and safety • Utilize the most effective workplace programs, and health program design principles and • Assessing the financial impact of content based on research studies workplace health programs • Articulate the processes byThe program will feature a mix of which programmatic solutions toteaching strategies including lectures workplace health are designedfrom researchers and practitioners, case and implementedstudy discussions, and applied workshop • Evaluate and leverage methods toactivities. The program will also provide create workplace health programan opportunity for participants to scalability and sustainabilitynetwork and share interdisciplinary • Apply research-based methods toperspectives on workplace health implement outcomes measurementstrategies. This is an applied program approaches that are feasibleintended for professionals engaged in practicein workplace health promotion,occupational health and safety, human • Adopt skills for team-based planning efforts in worksite health
  3. 3. Register Today — visit TUESDAY, September 18th 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 SafeWell: Practice Guidelines for Workplace Health Programs — D. McLellan 9:15 Putting Guidelines into Practice 1: The Take-a-Stand Project and Discussion — Pronk 10:30 Putting Guidelines into Practice 2: The Case of Dartmouth Hitchcock — R. McLellan 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 Putting Guidelines into Practice 3: The Case of Partners HealthCare — Hashimoto 2:30 Table Work: Small Group Participant Activity 3:45 Small Group Call-Out/Discussion of Table Work 5:15 Sessions End Who Should Participate Program Directors This program is designed for professionals Nicolaas Pronk, PhD, FACSM with direct responsibility for workplace Adjunct Professor of Society, health and safety, including: Human Development, and Health Harvard School of Public Health • Directors of occupational health and safety Vice President and Health Science Officer for JourneyWell • Employee benefits managers HealthPartners • Environment, health, and safety managers Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH • Health and productivity managers Professor of Society, • Human resources managers Human Development, and Health Harvard School of Public Health • Occupational physicians and nurses Director • Wellness directors and managers Center for Community-Based Research • Consultants Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Other professionals with oversight or interest in workplace health and safety Program Faculty from the following organizational settings Elizabeth Barbeau, ScD, MPH will also benefit: Adjunct Associate Professor • Government Society, Human Development, and Health • Insurance companies Harvard School of Public Health • Wellness and health Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder promotion vendors Healthrageous, Inc. Lisa Berkman, PhD This program is presented in Director partnership with the Harvard School of Harvard Center for Public Health Center for Work, Health, Populations Development and Wellbeing, a part of the NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Initiative. http://centerforworkhealth.sph.
  4. 4. WEDNESDAY, September 19th 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast 8:30 Who’s Involved? Stakeholders and Their Roles — Fabius10:00 Connection to Community: Employers and Industry Partnerships — Fabius11:00 Connection to Community: Family and Work-Life Balance — Berkman12:30 PM Lunch1:30 Connection to Community: Labor Organizations as Partners — Welch3:15 Table Work: Overcoming Challenges and Barriers by Industry Type — Fabius4:15 Group Discussion5:00 Sessions EndTHURSDAY, September 20th 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast8:30 The Value Proposition of Integrating Worker Health Protection and Promotion — Cutler10:15 Marketing and Communicating the Value of Worker Health within Your Company — Barbeau12:00 PM Lunch1:00 Productivity Impact of Worker Health Protection and Promotion — Fabius3:15 What Is the Value of Worker Health and Safety? Open Dialogue and Group Discussion4:15 Summary, Closing Remarks — Sorensen, Pronk5:00 Program AdjournmentAgenda subject to changeDavid M. Cutler, PhD Deborah McLellan, PhD, MHSOtto Eckstein Professor of Research ScientistApplied Economics Center for Community-Based ResearchDepartment of Economics Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteHarvard University Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPHJack T. Dennerlein, PhD Chief, Section of Occupational andSenior Lecturer on Ergonomics and Safety Environmental MedicineDepartment of Environmental Health Medical Director, Live Well/Work WellHarvard School of Public Health Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterAssociate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Associate Professor of MedicineBrigham and Women’s Hospital Community and Family MedicineHarvard Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute Dartmouth Medical SchoolRay Fabius, MD, CPE, FACPEChief Medical Officer Laura S. Welch, MDThomson Reuters Medical Director CPWR: The Center for ConstructionDean M. Hashimoto, MD, JD Research and TrainingChief of Occupational andEnvironmental MedicinePartners HealthCare System, Inc.
  5. 5. 2012. These rooms are available on a first- Register Early: Save 15% come, first-served basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration and payment confirmation. Please mention WHW0912 and the Harvard $1,525: if payment School of Public Health to receive the received by July 13, 2012 special rate. The Courtyard Marriott is $1,795: if payment approximately 1.8 miles from the program received after July 13, 2012 location. The Marriott will provide one complimentary shuttle trip to and from Program Fee Includes: the program each day.• Continental breakfasts, lunches, Continuing Education Credit and refreshment breaks The Harvard School of Public Health is• Comprehensive take-home accredited by the Accreditation Council reference materials for Continuing Medical Education to• Continuing Education Credits provide continuing medical education for• Harvard School of Public Health physicians. The Harvard School of Public certificate of participation Health Center for Continuing Professional Education designates this educationalRegistration criteria available online activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should onlyDiscounts Available* claim credit commensurate with the extentGroup Registrations — Save 15% of their participation in the activity.Save 15% when three or more colleagues • 2.9 CEUs, Harvard School ofregister together. Let this excellent Public Healthprofessional development opportunityserve as a team-building experience for Credits subject to final agendayou and your colleagues. For the most up-to-date information, visitAlumni — Save 10% you have previously participated in Substitution/Cancellation Policya Center for Continuing ProfessionalEducation program, you are eligible Substitutions may be made withoutfor a discount on this program. additional charge. All requests for substitutions or cancellations must be made*Please note: Each participant is limited to one in writing. Cancellations on or before Julydiscount/scholarship per program. Discounts will 30, 2012 will be issued a refund less a $150be applied to the full program fee and will not beawarded after the start of the program. Application administrative fee per person. Cancellationsprograms do not qualify for discounts. Registration received between July 31, 2012 and Augustfor teams greater than five participants will 27, 2012 will be issued a refund of 50%.need to receive prior approval from the Program After August 27, 2012, no refund will beDirector. For more information, please contact us at issued. There will be no exceptions to617.384.8692 or this policy.AccommodationsThe Courtyard Marriott, Brookline Complementary Program40 Webster Street, Brookline, MA 02446617.734.1393 Sleep and Shift Work: Optimizing$229/single/double occupancy + 11.7% tax Productivity and Health Management in(includes wireless Internet access) the 24/7 Global EconomyA limited number of rooms have been September 27–28, 2012reserved at a reduced rate until August 18, Register Today — visit
  6. 6. Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID CCPE - Dept. A Boston, MA 677 Huntington Avenue Permit No. 51383 Boston, MA 02115-6096 ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED Scan this code with yourWork, Health, and Wellbeing: Strategic Solutions Reference code: smartphone to learn morefor Integrating Wellness and Occupational Safety and Health in theWorkplace • September 17–20, 2012 • Boston, MA3 ways to register: FSC logoOnline: Phone: 617.384.8692 Fax: 617.384.8690Custom Programs: Our expertise, tailored to your needs location Develop a custom program to address the specific challenges you face and the goals you are striving toward. We will work topics with you to assess your needs and craft a tailored curriculum. 12 11your goals Flexible options allow you to enjoy the Harvard campus or 10 bring Harvard faculty to you. The Center for Continuing 9 faculty Professional Education (CCPE) delivers custom programs 8 7 to organizations across the globe. 6 duration 5 To schedule a complimentary consultation or for more 4 information, please contact our Deputy Director, Paul Tumolo, 3 2real issues at 617.384.8675,, or visit our 1 website at