News Updates

5/28/21 – Webinar on Survey for Organizations

On May 28th, 2021, Healthy Work Campaign Director Dr. Marnie Dobson presented on the Healthy Work Survey for Organizations, as part of a larger webinar by our campaign partner Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers: “WMH Resource Updates from OHCOW & Partners” during their “Mayday, Mayday Workplace Mental Health Series 2021.”

You can access Marnie’s presentation at this YouTube video (#15 in the webinar playlist), where she shares updates on the campaign and our Healthy Work Survey for Organizations.

4/6/21 – Op-Ed Published on COVID-19 & Work

HWC Team publishes op-ed in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM): “COVID-19 Pandemic: What Has Work Got to Do With It?

To access the editorial printed in the JOEM April 2021 – Volume 63 – Issue 4 – p e245-e249, visit:

To access our press release on the editorial, visit: HWC Media Release – JOEM article_Work Stress Makes COVID Worse (master) FINAL 040621.

1/25/21 – HW Survey for Individuals Launches

The HWC launched the Healthy Work Survey for Individuals today. Access this free, anonymous tool at The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and it assesses the level of work stressors you are experiencing in your work or workplace. If you choose to provide your email address, a free report of your results will be emailed to you.


Marnie Dobson, Ph.D. and Pouran Faghri, M.D. wrote “Reopening Schools: Ensuring Healthy Work for K-12 Educators” for the Center for the Promotion of Health – New England (a Total Worker Health Center of Excellence at UMASS-Lowell) newsletter. They begin:

School reopening during COVID-19 is a worker health and safety issue. This August-September, thousands of teachers and staff and their unions were concerned about being forced back into classrooms by state and local governments, some in districts which did not follow recommended CDC guidelines regarding physical distancing or mask-wearing. While many of the largest school districts in the country decided to begin the school year in online learning, many other schools even in regions with a high level of virus transmission that tried to open in-person, experienced outbreaks and were forced to close again.” Continue reading here

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