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Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) is a national Center for Excellence in Total Worker Health®, conducting research and education to advance worker health, safety, and well-being.

Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a holistic, integrated way of looking at employee health, safety, and well-being in the workplace. This concept was first introduced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A workplace that uses a TWH approach looks for ways to combine traditional occupational safety and health protection with prevention efforts to advance overall worker well-being.

Find out what's happening with CPH-NEW by visiting our Events webpage.

NEW! Online Continuing Education Tool for Nurses Launches

"Ergonomics in Healthcare: A Continuing Education Program for Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Healthcare Managers" launched on September 18 and is now available. Read the press release and get started with the program.

National COSH "Work Injuries and Opioid Addiction: Getting to the Root of the Problem" Webinar

Hosted by National COSH, this webinar looks at current data and research that makes the link between workplace injury and opioid use to understand the "state of the issue" and how to intervene to prevent addiction and overdose. Speakers will also discuss a worker-justice framework to this problem, and through case studies and current research, innovative solutions including training and peer-led models. The webinar will be held on September 20, 2018. Please visit our Events webpage for more information.

"Testing a Workplace Mental Health Intervention in an Australian Police Context: Findings From a Mixed Methods Evaluation"

Professor Tony LaMontagne, Sc.D., a CPH-NEW Affiliate Researcher and Professor of Work, Health & Wellbeing at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia will speak on this topic in a special seminar on September 26, 2018 at UMass Lowell. Please visit our Events webpage for more information and how to RSVP to the event.

Connecticut River Valley AIHA Annual All-Day Conference

Jennifer Cavallari, Sc.D., a CPH-NEW Investigator, will present "HearWell: A Participatory Total Worker Health Hearing Conservation Program".The conference will be held on October 10, 2018 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn. To register and for more information, visit the Connecticut River Valley AIHA website.

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) 20th Annual New England Area PDC

Local and National speakers will discuss a wide range of relevant safety topics. Alicia Kurowski, Sc.D. and CPH-NEW Investigator will be presenting "Getting Started with Total Worker Health" at this meeting. The conference will be held on November 13-14, 2018 at Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge, MA. To register and for more information, visit the ASSP website.

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