Total Worker Health podcast episode: Sedentary work

In our latest podcast episode, we chat with Drs. Ryan Olson and Brad Wipfli about their Total Worker Health® research from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. They share insight into their workplace safety, health and well-being interventions that have helped workplaces decrease sedentary behavior (sitting time) and increase physical activity. Dr. Olson shares his experience studying team truck drivers in the Tech4Rest study and Dr. Wipfli shares his research studying call center workers in the Active Workplace study.

Dr. Ryan Olson is a behavioral and occupational health psychologist who specializes in safety and health interventions for isolated workers, such as truck drivers and home care workers. Dr. Olson is the Co-Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health®. He also leads an Internationally recognized research program, funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, that is focused on the safety, health and well-being of commercial drivers.

Dr. Brad Wipfli is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Brad’s research concentrates on health promotion and health behavior, particularly on identifying strategies to increase physical activity and improve physical and mental health.

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