Work is an important determinate of health. The work environment directly shapes employee health, safety, and health behaviors. Although employers are typically cognizant of the traditional hazards in the workplace that put workers at risk of injury or illness, they often fail to consider the impact of the work environment or organization on long-term health outcomes or health behaviors.
Programs that expand the traditional focus of occupational safety and health of protecting workers from work-specific safety and health hazards to include the promotion of health and well-being may be more effective than programs addressing these separately. Evidence evaluating these programs will be presented.
After viewing this webinar, you will:
- Learn the role work organization and work environment has on health.
- Be able to describe a Total Worker Health® approach.
- Be provided with a structure for evaluating programs that address worker safety and health while promoting health and wellbeing.
Dr. Campo is the Director of Outreach. She is an associate professor in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health and in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research and teaching centers on health communication and social marketing. Her work focuses on how to encourage more informed decision making and to encourage healthy behaviors. Most of her work has focused on reducing risk through identifying and attempting to influence individual, family and health care provider variables that impact behaviors in a wide variety of populations, particularly those with health disparities.