What a week it has been! Members of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center join other proponents of the Total Worker Health® Approach this week at the National Institutes of Health to further understandings about today’s workplace, and the health, safety and well-being of our workforce. We have shared so many lessons, questions and future plans that it would be impossible here to begin to summarize the takeaways. Instead we thought we’d share a few of the highlights in both words and photos. The International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health (TWH) “is a public conference focused on advancing research, practice, policies and programs aligned with the TWH approach. The symposium explores opportunities to create safer workplaces and ways to improve the health and well-being of the workforce.”
What has our Staff and Faculty thought about this week?
“This is a super fun meeting as we get to see colleagues for the first time in years!!”
“It’s been great getting to reconnect with colleagues in the institute. Since we are remote we rarely (or never) get to see one another in person.”
“Opening comments by NIOSH Director John Howard and Assistant Secretary of Labor Douglas Parker illustrate how much our view about the impact of work has changed as has our recognition of the importance of listening to all workers and identifying the new and increased hazards getting in the way of our workforce’s health, safety and well-being.”
”I am struck by how far Total Worker Health has come since the last TWH Symposium.”
“Listening to Saru Jayaraman asking us to go big, right now, instead of increment steps.”
Are you here at the conference but haven’t connected with us? Do stop by our Oregon Healthy Workforce Center table so we can trade notes!