APA partners with federal agency to advance worker safety, health and well-being

The 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, Oct. 6-8 in Washington, D.C., will evaluate the current state of the science and practice of occupational safety and health.

Researchers and practitioners can learn more about the concept of total worker health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) international symposium to advance the health, safety and well ‐ being of workers, Oct. 6-8, in Washington, D.C. APA is partnering with NIOSH, a part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to bring together experts in workplace health, organizational and occupational health psychology, human resources, health promotion and others from related disciplines.

The symposium will help advance NIOSH's Total Worker Health strategy that integrates health protection and health promotion, two areas that are infrequently studied as a whole. This approach helps prevent worker injury and illness while advancing health and well-being, recognizing that factors both at work and beyond contribute to the health and safety challenges facing today's workers, according to the NIOSH website.

For questions or more information about the symposium, email the Total Work Health program or visit the conference website.