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Total Worker Health® Awareness Workshop Member Meeting

Please join us for our first meeting of 2024 focused on the topic of Total Worker Health®, presented by Katia Costa-Black, PhD & Erin Flynn, PhD with the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU

 What Is Total Worker Health?

Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

Learn about the five key elements of Total Worker Health® (TWH), a concept coined and supported by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The aim of this approach is to expand traditional safety programs to better support the health, safety and well-being of workers. Discover important takeaways relevant to the construction industry with practical case examples from organizations that have implemented this approach to date.

This workshop is part of the Oregon TWH Alliance Curriculum developed vis-a-vis a partnership between Oregon OSHA, SAIF and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences/Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

Join us on February 28th at McMenamins Kennedy School for a dynamic presention on this program developed by NIOSH. The meeting will focus on benefits and anticipated outcomes, challenges and solutions, and methods for implementing TWH into your organization.

Our Presenter

Katia Costa-Black is the Senior Manager for Education and Partnerships in the Outreach team at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (Oregon Health and Sciences University). With a dual clinical (B.Sc. Physical Therapy) and engineering (M.Sc. and Ph.D. Industrial Engineering/Ergonomics) background, Katia has supported many organizations in USA and abroad in the implementation of several types of occupational health and safety programs —whether focused on ergonomics, regulatory compliance or prevention of illnesses/ injuries/disabilities in the workplace. Over the last seven years, she has been an active advocate for the application of the NIOSH’s Total Worker Health® approach vis-à-vis her educational activities and consulting practice.


Click the hyperlinks below for more information on the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Respectful Workplace Initiative.

pdfOHSU Oregon Institute Overview

pdfRespectful Workplace Initiative

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