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4-26-22 – David LeGrande Presented for World Day for Safety & Health at Work Webinar

Today, April 26th, David LeGrande, the Healthy Work Campaign’s Labor Outreach Coordinator & Strategist, made a presentation for a two-day webinar titled, “Safety and Health at Work 2022: Social dialogue and collaboration to build a positive safety and health culture.”

This webinar, organized by CISS and CIESS* in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, aims to connect different perspectives on the workplace, including researchers, workers, union representatives, and international authorities.

David was asked to speak on his efforts in the Labor Movement and what the Healthy Work Campaign has done to address the safety and health concerns of workers.

In addition, David introduced and led participants through the Healthy Work Campaign/ Health Work Survey process, encouraging them to visit healthywork.org to better familiarize themselves with it and use our resources and tools.

*The American Commission for the Prevention of Risks at Work, in coordination with the Research Area of the Inter-American Centre for Social Security Studies

Articles

Remote Work or Return to the Office? It depends…

by Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, PhD & Pouran Faghri, MD*

Remote Work or Return to the Office? It depends…Working from home was a luxury before the pandemic, and typically was composed of mostly people in professional, business, finance, management or freelance roles. Millions of American workers made a transition to “remote work” during the pandemic when employers complied with shut down orders and social distancing in workplaces. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in August 2020, 37% of Americans

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Events

 

6-9-22 – NIEHS Webinar: Opioids and the Workplace w/Paul Landsbergis

Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On June 9th, 2022 at 2pm ET (11am PT), Dr. Paul Landsbergis (Principal Investigator – Healthy Work Toolkit) is participating in an NIEHS webinar called “Opioids and the Workplace, Risk Factors and Solutions.”

During this webinar, Paul and the other authors of a special issue of “New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy” will present on research that addresses the convergence of COVID-19 and the opioid crisis, high-risk occupations, and health inequalities in the workplace.

They will also share potential strategies to reduce the negative impact of workplace factors on the opioid crisis and reform punitive policies into supportive ones. These strategies include policy changes at the workplace, community, state, and federal levels to begin or expand interventions, as well as training, research, and funding opportunities.

Presenters:
• Jonathan Rosen, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training
• Paul Landsbergis, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
• Aurora Le, University of Michigan
• Rachel Cooper, National Stigma Initiative – Shatterproof
• Jodi Sugarman-Brozan, Massachusetts Coalition for Safety & Health
• Jerry Marcil, Connecticut Counseling & Wellness, Consultant to Operating Engineers International Union Local 478

This webinar is sponsored by NIEHS, NIOSH, and AIHA with support from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.

To learn more about the event, check out this flyer: NIEHS NS Opioids Special Issue Webinar Series English 050522_508

To RSVP, visit: https://nih.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zOvObVYmRFeVjPHqWhhI-g.

Newest Web Content

Media – Newsletter Greetings

Recently, we added to our Media page a HWC Newsletter Greetings section, where we have listed our two recent newsletter intro videos, a new addition to our periodical newsletters.

Screenshot of the Healthywork.org Media page's new section called "HWC Newsletter Greetings"

In these, you will hear Healthy Work Campaign directors Marnie Dobson and Peter Schnall mention the free resources and tools we have available, as well as Workers Memorial Day and what needs to change to make healthy work possible for working people.

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