- March 16, 2022
In 2016, a poll by the American Psychological Association reported that one out of 3 workers typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the stressors experienced by most workers. There is strong evidence that workplace psychosocial stress contributes to poor mental health and mental illness. Join Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace's (CPH-NEW) Total Worker Health® Trends: Expert Webinar Series to learn about the link between work, stress, health, and interventions to improve worker well-being. Marnie Dobson, Ph.D. will present work and tools from the Healthy Work Campaign that can be used to improve the health and productivity of working people.
Rethinking Well-being in the Evolving Workplace: A Holistic Approach Involving Technology, Ergonomics, and Work
- October 19, 2021
Rethinking Well-being in the Evolving Workplace: A Holistic Approach Involving Technology, Ergonomics, and Work video In this webinar, researcher and office systems expert Michelle Robertson will review how the new hybrid work system ;has impacted individuals and organizations focusing on strategies that use a work-systems perspective to promote worker wellbeing and performance. This webinar was co-hosted by MA WoW and CPH-NEW.
APA/NIOSH/SOHP Work, Stress & Health Conference
- September 13-15 and November 1-4, 2021, virtual
The conference will include several CPH-NEW research and outreach presentations. Some presentations will be included in a Labor Panel, "Crisis in the Workplace: Labor's Response to COVID-19 - Work Organization, Occupational Stress, and Health Outcomes."
For a full list of presentations, download CPH-NEW presentations at the Work, Stress & Health Conference.
For more information, visit the Work, Stress & Health Conference page.
Free Webinar for Leaders and Working in Manufacturing
- September 28, 2021 10-11 a.m.
"Age-friendly Checklist: Engage and retain your skilled workforce" - A free webinar for leaders and workers in manufacturing and other sectors with physically demanding jobs. Be part of the development of an age-friendly e-tool to support aging workers. Hosted by NIOSH and UConn Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
More information can be found on the UCONN Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine blog.
Rethinking Wellbeing in The Evolving Workplace: A Holistic Approach Involving Technology, Ergonomics, and Work Organization
- October 19, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an abrupt shift in work systems in the US and across the globe, with a dramatic increase in the number of people working remotely from their homes. For many people, Work From Home (WFH) will continue to be an option, at least on a part-time basis. When employees’ homes become their workplaces, we need to rethink the design of these new flexible/hybrid office environments and how we can protect and promote health and wellbeing of the workforce. In this webinar, research scientist and office systems expert Michelle Robertson, Ph.D., CPE will review how the new hybrid work system (a mixture of in-office and remote work) changes the way work is experienced by individuals and the organization. She will discuss strategies that use a work systems perspective to promote worker wellbeing and performance to achieve the benefits of hybrid and telework arrangements. Robertson will discuss her telework research and provide valuable key recommendations to consider when managing the safety, well-being and performance of workers in these challenging times.
ASSP Region VIII New England Area Professional Development Conference & EXPO
- November 15-16, 2021
CPH-NEW researcher Suzanne Nobrega, MS will present "Broaden Your Safety Programwith Total Worker Health® during the 2-day conference in Manchester, VT.
View the 2-day conference schedule.
For more information, visit the New England Area PDC page.
Expanded Focus for Occupational Safety and Health (Ex4OSH) International Conference
- December 9-11, 2021
CPH-NEW Director Laura Punnett, Sc. D. will present as a Keynote Speaker at the Ex4OSH Conference hosted in Houston Texas.
For more information, please visit the Ex4OSH International Conference 2021 Website.
- Total Worker Health® Facilitator Training
This CPH-NEW training course taught participants how to engage virtually in a design process focused on employee safety, health and well-being. Participants were shown how to implement the Design Team model used in the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program (HWPP). Following the completion of the program, participants will be able to lead a virtual team in discussing ways to improve safety, health, and well-being.
Visit the Total Worker Health (TWH) Facilitator Training webpage for more information.
June 25, 2021
- The Consequences of Job Stress in Organizations
CPH-NEW Director Laura Punnett, ScD. gave a virtual talk at the Work, Health, and Stress Educational Series held in Colombia. This event was sponsored by the Center for Social Epidemiology at the University of the Andes, and Suramericana, a large Colombian occupational health insurance company that provides workplace insurance to about 30% of the Colombian workforce.
May 24, 2021
AIHce EXP 2021 Conference, American Industrial Hygiene Association
CPH-NEW investigator Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. virtually presented at the conference in Dallas, Texas.
- Education Session: A Total Worker Health® approach to worker well-being for a changing workforce.
- Education Session: HearWell: A participatory approach to hearing protection use and training.
May 5, 2021
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Learning Pass Webinars
CPH-NEW investigator Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. virtually presented, "A Total Worker Health® approach to worker well-being for a changing workforce".
For more information, please visit the ACGIH "Total Worker Health®" webinar page.
March 31, 2021
- NEAIHA Technical Meeting
CPH-NEW Director Laura Punnett, Sc.D. presented a talk on Total Worker Health® as part of a line up for the New England Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Technical Meeting.
March 22-25, 2021
- Applied Ergonomics Conference #APPLIEDERGO2021
CPH-NEW researcher Suzanne Nobrega, MS delivered 2 half-day, pre-conference workshops: "Facilitative leadership of ergonomics teams - engaging front line employees to discover root causes and develop complete solutions" and "How to craft an ergonomics business case in dollars and "sense""(co-presented with Blake McGowan, MSc, CPE Humantech)
For more information please visit the Applied Ergonomics Conference website.
December 9, 2020
- Working on Wellness Series - Ergonomic Tips: Maximize Your Comfort and Performance When Computing Remotely
CPH-NEW affiliate Michelle M. Robertson hosted a webinar talking about the transition to working in a "remote office" and the key ergonomic principles one can use to create a comfortable workspace at home.
October 29, 2020
- Working on Wellness Series: Workplace Wellbeing in the Work from Home Era
CPH-NEW affiliate Mari Ryan hosted a webinar to talk about how to adapt workplace well-being programs to support the changing needs of the workforce.
October 1, 2020
- "Results of an Opioid Hazard Awareness Training Intervention for Sand, Stone and Gravel Miners"
CPH-NEW Research Affiliate Cora Roelofs, Sc.D presented her research as a part of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Work Environment Seminar Series.
June 23 - 25, 2020
- Safety2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition,American Society of Safety Professionals
CPH-NEW Investigator Jennifer Cavallari, ScD presented "Using Total Worker Health® to Broaden your Safety Program"
For more information and to view presentation recording please visit the Safety2020 website.
June 10, 2020
- NIOSH Expanding Research Partnership Webinar Series 2020
CPH-NEW's Martin Cherniack, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Garza, ScD from UConn Health Center presented on:
- Aging Workers in the Future of Work
Please visit expanding research partnership series 2020 for more information.
May 31 - June 3, 2020
- AIHce EXP 2020 Conference, American Industrial Hygiene Association
CPH-NEW investigators Suzanne Nobrega, MS and Jennifer Cavallari, ScD presented at the virtual conference. The sessions will be rebroadcast on June 15, 2020.
- F9 Education Session: "Engaging Front-Line Workers in Designing Solutions that Promote Workplace Safety, Health, and Well-being" (June 2, 2020)
- G12 Education Session: "Getting Started with Total Worker Health® - Practical Takeaways for Industrial Hygienists" (June 2, 2020)
For more information please visit the AIHce EXP 2020 Conference website.
May 28, 2020
- Occupational Health and Safety Industrial Hygiene Virtual Summit
Please visit the OH&S virtual summit website to view CPH-NEW Investigator Jennifer Cavallari, ScD presentation on "Total Worker Health® for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals."
January 16, 2020
- Occupational Health and Safety Research Retreat
Publick House Historic Inn, Sturbridge Mass.
This informal gathering was oriented towards spotlighting work in progress, including student research, ideas and pilot projects to a small, friendly and interested audience. RSVP was no later than Jan. 8, 2020.