The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group is sponsoring a free webinar addressing how supervisors can improve mental health in the workplace. This webinar will be presented by our Institute’s David Hurtado, Sc.D.. Join ASSP and Dr. Hurtado on Wed., July 21 from 11 AM to noon Central time (9 AM Pacific time). Learn more and register for the event.
Dr. Hurtado is an Assistant Professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. He is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. Dr. Hurtado researches modifiable occupational factors – including schedules, peer support and labor policies – that are linked with work-related illnesses such as depression, musculoskeletal disorders and non-communicable diseases. Most of Hurtado’s studies have been based on high-risk industries, especially in patient care. As a faculty member of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – a Center of Excellence for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – he designs and evaluates workplace interventions aimed at promoting and protecting occupational health and safety, following the Total Worker Health™ framework. Dr. Hurtado also has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the online Public Health Practice programs. In this role he teaches courses, mentors students, collaborates on research with primary faculty, and is actively engaged in committee work.