Upcoming Webinar – Total Worker Health Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition
Please join us Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM (CDT) for a webinar announcing the release of the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition. Developed based on case studies of Midwest employers, the Guide describes innovative approaches and lessons learned by industry leaders. Using these case studies as examples, the webinar will highlight best practices and […]
New Center Promotes Healthy Workplaces (Links to an external site)
The School of Medicine’s Healthy Work Center facilitates research to promote the health of working-age people by focusing on topics such as diet and exercise, cancer prevention and injury avoidance. It’s a rebooted version of the Occupational Safety and Health Research Lab.
New Grant: Best Built Plans (BBP)
Dr. Dale was recently awarded a grant from CPWR to conduct an implementation and effectiveness trial of the new Best Built Plans (BBP) program. The BBP program was developed by a multidisciplinary stakeholder work group (Ergonomics Community of Practice) through CPWR, using input from contractor end users. Designed to increase use of safe MMH practices […]
New Grant: FSL4Res
Dr. Evanoff was recently awarded a grant from CPWR to improve safety leadership, safety climate, and fall safety behaviors in residential construction. The project will adapt and disseminate the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a recently developed CPWR safety leadership training program. We will adapt the FSL to create the FSL4Res, a version specific to […]
Combating Opioid Addiction
The Healthy Work Center, with support from the Richard & Elizabeth Henby Sutter Visiting Professor of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, was pleased to host Dr. Gary A. Franklin’s talk, “Reversing the Opioid Epidemic, and Delivering More Effective Pain Care: How Collaborative Efforts Can Enhance Healthy Policy Efforts. To further combat this issue, the Healthy Work […]
New Findings: Implementation of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has recently published our paper, “Implementation of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program in a retail setting: a feasibility study and framework for evaluation,” which measures program implementation including workplace context, fidelity to materials, design team and steering committee engagement, program outputs, and perceptions of the program.
New Findings: The CONSTANCES Job Exposure Matrix Based on Self-Reported Exposure to Physical Risk Factors
The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has recently published our paper, “The CONSTANCES Job Exposure Matrix Based on Self-Reported Exposure to Physical Risk Factors: Development & Evaluation,” which describes the construction of a general population JEM based on self-reported physical exposures and its ability to create homogeneous exposure groups.
New Findings: Cross-National Comparison of Two General Population Job Exposure Matrices for Physical Work Exposures
The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has recently published our paper, “Cross-National Comparison of Two General Population Job Exposure Matrices for Physical Work Exposures,” which aids the interpretation of exposure-outcome associations across countries and explores the feasibility of cross-national application of JEMs to provide workplace physical exposure estimates.
Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program, 2018 Awardees
The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health have awarded four grants for the Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program this year. The Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program is a new pilot funding program focused on strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Dr. Ann Marie Dale & Dr. Brian Gage’s project […]
Announcing the St. Louis Worksite Wellness Resource Guide
With employees spending two-thirds of waking hours at the workplace, businesses have an important role to play in supporting healthy lifestyles within their local communities. Through the assessment of current workplace wellness practices, development of new tools, and facilitation of shared learning, the Worksite Wellness Subcommittee of the St. Louis County Partnership for a Healthy […]