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Upcoming Events

Applied Ergonomics Conference #APPLIEDERGO2021

  • When: March 22-25, 2021

Join CPH-NEW researchers Suzanne Nobrega, MS as she delivers 2 half day pre-conference workshops.

  • "Facilitative leadership of ergonomics teams- engaging front line employees to discover root causes and develop complete solutions"
  • "How to craft an ergonomics business case in dollars and "sense""(co-presented with Blake McGowan, MSc, CPE Humantech)

For more information and registration please visit the Applied Ergonomics Conference website.

TWH Learning Labs

When: Spring 2021 (TBD)

This monthly learning lab will provide space for more advanced training on the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program (HWPP), as well as important and emerging Total Worker Health topics. This learning community is for those who have taken the Remote Team Facilitation for Workplace Safety and Wellbeing training and anyone who has implemented the HWPP, or is interested in HWPP implementation. Visit the TWH Facilitator Training page for more information on how to register.

See more on the CPH-NEW sponsored education and trainings webpage.

Remote Team Facilitation for Workplace Safety and Wellbeing

  • When: April 2021

Join CPH-NEW's training course to learn how to engage workers virtually in a design process focused on employee safety, health and well-being. Learn from our team engagement experts 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.

This training course meets using Zoom in four sessions. The total commitment is 12 hours. Class size is limited; registrations will be confirmed on first come, first serve basis.

Register online to participate in the Remote Team Facilitation for Workplace Safety and Wellbeing.


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American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Learning Pass Webinars

  • When: May 5, 2021

CPH-NEW investigator Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. will virtually present, "A Total Worker Health® approach to worker well-being for a changing workforce".

For more information, please visit the ACGIH Learning Pass for 2021 webpage.

AIHce EXP 2021 Conference, American Industrial Hygiene Association

  • When: May 24, 2021

CPH-NEW investigators Suzanne Nobrega, MS and Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D. will virtually present at the conference in Dallas, Texas.

  • Education Session: A Total Worker Health® approach to worker well-being for a changing workforce (10-11 a.m.)
  • Education Session: HearWell: A participatory approach to hearing protection use and training. (2-3 p.m.)

More Information

For more information, please visit the AIHce EXP 2021 Conference Website.

Past Events

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. Lunch and other refreshments were provided for those who registered in advance.

November 20, 2019

  • HWPP Facilitator Workshop, Sturbridge, Mass.

Learn how to use a free, evidence-based Total Worker Health® Program toolkit in your organization

The workshop will enable participants to:

  • Describe how the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program supports the key elements of a Total Worker Health® program.
  • Develop group facilitation skills needed to maximize team engagement and impact.
  • Assess your organization's readiness for implementing a participatory Total Worker Health program.
  • Select and recruit front line employees to participate in a "Design Team" for creative problem solving.
  • Learn about the "IDEAS" tool and how its use supports employee safety, health and well-being.

November 6-9, 2019

  • APA/NIOSH Work Stress and Health Conference, Philadelphia, Pa.

CPH-NEW Scientific Presentations:

  • Development of an organizational readiness tool for Total Worker Health® integrated occupational safety, health and well-being programs
  • The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) " The TWH Dissemination and Implementation Hub"
  • Organizational assessment to engage leaders and increase readiness for a participatory, Total worker Health® program.

To learn more please visit the Work Stress and Health Conference website.

November 2-6, 2019

  • American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa.

CPH-NEW Scientific Presentations:

  • 3314.0 Evaluation of an online continuing education program to prevent patient handling injuries
  • 5142.0 Health and Safety Committee Functioning and Total Worker Health practice
  • 4079.0 Evaluation of the HearWell Hearing Conversation Training Program for Transportation Maintenance Workers
  • 2042.0 Traumatic incidents at work, work-to-family conflict, and depressive symptoms among correctional supervisors
  • 3315.0 Understanding injury incident claims of correctional personnel with inmate custody
  • 3315.0A comparison of protocols use to assess musculoskeletal health among workers

To learn more please visit the American Public Health Association Annual meeting website.

October 9, 2019

  • CPH-NEW webinar- "Introducing the NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Program "2.0" Online Toolkit"

Join CPH-NEW Outreach Director, Suzanne Nobrega, as she reviews the many NEW features of the HWPP "2.0" Online Toolkit. Learn how the CPH-NEW Center refined the implementation materials for the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program following field evaluation with end users after disseminating the program in 2014. Ms. Nobrega will share evaluation methods, results of user feedback, and the process used to refine, test, and disseminate the "2.0" Facilitator Manual and online program toolkit.

September 24, 2019

  • Working on Wellness Presents: The Expert Series Webinar

Join CPH-NEW Research Affiliate Jennifer Garza as she talks on Ergonomics in the Workplace. In this webinar, learn about the risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders among office workers and recent ergonomics interventions to help employees perform duties safety. Also, hear from the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health about workers' rights to a safe and healthy workplace under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

September 20, 2019

  • Pathways to Safe Patient Handling in the Modern Hospital Setting

Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) invites all patient handling personnel for an all-day, hospital based safe patient handling program. Join keynote speaker Guy Fragala, Ph.D., and other healthcare professionals examine the importance of engaging hospital leadership, operational best practices, the skills that practitioners/ staff need to sustain a safe patient handling program, and how to evaluate lessons learned. The program will also provide a forum to foster networking among attendees so that ongoing relationships and learning between hospitals can continue. Visit the safe patient handling conference website for registration and other event details.

September 2-5, 2019

  • PREMUS 2019, Bologna, Italy - 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

CPH-NEW researchers Alicia Kurowski, Winnie Chin and Laura Punnett will present scientific papers on musculoskeletal injuries in two public sector workforces, using a mobile app for process evaluation, and work-related psychosocial stressors in musicians.

August 1, 2019

  • The 2019 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health

The Symposium brought together correctional leaders, industry practitioners, labor, and researchers to discuss solutions and collaboration possibilities to improve correctional worker health and well-being. Boston, Mass. Visit the 2019 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health for event details.

July 2, 2019

  • NIOSH Webinar "Applying Dissemination and Implementation Science to Total Worker Health Research and Practice: What we Need to Know"

This episode of NIOSH TWH webinar series featured speakers: Ross Brownson, Tom Cunningham and Pamela Tinc as they focused on the theory and practice of research dissemination and implementation into the workplace. The recordings of the most recent webinar is now available and slides from the presentation can be downloaded from within the recording itself.

June 27, 2019

  • Total Worker Health; Salud Total del Trabajador
    Xavier University (Universidad Javeriana) Bogota, Colombia

Join Laura Punnett, Sc.D. as she talks on NIOSH Total Worker Health and all that it entails.

June 20, 2019

  • NIOSH Webinar "Understanding Total Worker Health: Where We've Been and Where We're Going"

This installment of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® (TWH) webinar series, titled Understanding Total Worker Health: Where we've been and where we're going, featured researchers and practitioners Sara Tamers, Capt. Mary O'Connor and Chia-Chia Change as they explored the evolution of TWH concept, current research, and practical examples applying TWH approaches in organization and moving the science and practice of TWH forward.The recordings of the most recent webinar is now available and slides from the presentation can be downloaded from within the recording itself.

June 18, 2019

  • UMass Lowell Women's Leadership Conference- Health and Well-being as a Leadership Value

Presenters: Suzanne Nobrega, Ms, CPH-NEW Outreach Director and Mari Ryan, MHP President of Advancing Wellness.
Find information for this event on the UMass Lowell Women's Leadership Conference website.

June 9-11, 2019

  • 2019 Global Carework Summit-"Participatory Ergonomics to Address Burnout among Careworkers in a Mental Health Hospital"- University of Toronto Hart House, Toronto, ON.

Presenter: Alicia Kurowski, Sc.D., Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Mass. Lowell. For more information please visit the Global Carework Network Online Registration.

May 17, 2019

April 26, 2019

  • Baystate Health Systems, Safety Committees Retreat-"Using Total Worker Health to Broaden the Lens of your Safety Program" Baystate Education Center, Holyoke, Mass. Presenter: Alicia Kurowski, Sc.D.

April 19, 2019

April 12, 2019

  • 5th Annual Healthy Aging- Living well forum, UMass Lowell "Aging Workforce and addressing the needs of the aging workforce"

CPH-NEW Investigator Janet Barnes-Farrell, Ph.D., will give a presentation. For more information visit the UMass Lowell Healthy Aging Forum

Past Presentations