Total Worker Health® practitioner education

With continued interest in learning more about the Total Worker Health® Approach, particularly among occupational safety, health and well-being professionals and practitioners, we want to be deliberate in scheduling educational opportunities. Beginning this fall, we will offer “Total Worker Health (TWH) 101: The Basics” 3-hour course each quarter either live or online, to supplement other offerings. This course is a “building block” to additional education and organizational implementation, and a key offering of our Oregon TWH Alliance supported by its partners: Oregon Healthy Workforce Center/OccHealthSci; SAIF and Oregon OSHA.

In this blog we offer details about that next course as well as other related offerings.

Total Worker Health 101: The Basics (Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance) Instructors: Liz Hill, SAIF & Dede Montgomery, OHWC via WebEx
Wed., November 2, 2022 9 AM – noon (Pacific Time), free
Learn more and register

Central Oregon OSH Conference

Compassion Fatigue: Work, Productivity, Life and Health via Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Bend, OR (Dede Montgomery)
Tues., September 20, 2022 1:15-4 PM
Learn more about the Central Oregon OSH Conference.




3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® information Oct 11 to 14 2022 in Maryland

3rd International Symposium to Advance Total
Worker Health®
October 11-14, 2022, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
View full program including these talks from OHWC investigators and staff:

  • Drs. Nicole Bowles, Emily Huang, David Hurtado and Ryan OlsonCurrent Research Projects within OHWC
  • Drs. Leslie Hammer and Anjali Rameshbabu Using the Total Worker Health® Approach to Support Worker Physical and Mental Health
  • Dr. Leslie Hammer  Integrated Approaches to Mental Health in the Workforce
  • Dr. Anjali RameshbabuAccelerating Research to Practice: Connect with NIOSH Total Worker Health® Centers (and including representatives from each of the 10 TWH Centers of Excellence.)
  • Dede Montgomery  – Lessons Learned from Total Worker Health® training of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals (and including Liz Hill, SAIF, Lili Tenney – Center for Health, Work & Environment; Suzanne Nobrega, CPH-NEW; and Jennifer Cavallari, University of Connecticut.) 

Western Pulp, Paper and Forest Products Conference

Fatigue at Work: Causes, Impacts and Total Worker Health Solutions via Western Pulp, Paper and Forest Products Conference, Portland, OR (Dede Montgomery)
Wed., November 30, 2022 1-2:30 PM
Learn more about the Western Pulp, Paper and Forest Products Conference.




Total Worker Health, November 14-18, 2022 virtual
This course serves as the key required course for individuals enrolling in the newly developed joint University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Program and OHWC TWH Certificate Program. Individuals not seeking the TWH Certificate may enroll and attend the 4-day course as a standalone. Stay tuned for more information or contact us.


2023 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Portland, OR
March 6-9, 2023.
Learn more and stay tuned for full program including a TWH track and this full day opportunity:
TWH 101: The Basics and Workplace Solutions on Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Instructors: Liz Hill & Dede Montgomery)