Previous Work, Stress and Health Conferences

2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health

Sept. 12-13, 2013
San Francisco

Sponsored by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the 2013 conference gave special attention to the concept of total worker health. "Total worker health" is an expression, coined by NIOSH, that describes a new approach to safeguarding the health and safety of workers. This novel approach acknowledges that a) both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to many health and safety problems confronting today's workers, and b) control of these problems is best achieved by comprehensive workplace health and safety programs that address both sets of factors in a coordinated fashion.

2011: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context

May 19-22, 2011
Orlando, Fla.

Sponsored by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the 2011 conference addressesed the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. The conference also covered numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues, new forms of work organization, changing worker demographics and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations.

2009: Global Concerns and Approaches

Nov. 5-8, 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sponsored by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the 2009 conference highlighted work, stress and health as a subject of global concern affecting both developed and developing countries. Numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers are covered in the series, such as work and family issues, workplace violence, long hours of work, the aging workforce and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations.

2008: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice and Partnerships
March 6-8, 2008
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and for the first time, the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the 2008 conference focused on the translation of research to practice. Numerous topics of interest to industry, employees, and researchers are covered in the series including the constantly changing nature of work, and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers.
2006: Making a Difference in the Workplace
March 2-4, 2006
Miami, Fla.

Sponsored by APA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the 2006 conference dedicated several sessions to address the aftermath of natural disasters and how recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast affected the nation’s workers and ways to reduce stress among emergency responders, in addition to research findings into programs that reduce workplace stress.
2003: New Challenges in a Changing Workplace
March 20-22, 2003
Toronto, Ont.

In 2003, APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the School of Business, Queen's University, convened the fifth interdisciplinary conference on occupational stress and health. Some of the themes of the converence included psychosocial risk factors, high-risk occupations, health outcomes (musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, psychological disorders, substance abuse) and social and economic costs of job stress.
1999: Organization of Work in a Global Economy
March 11-13, 1999
Baltimore, Md.

In 1999, APA in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), convened the fourth interdisciplinary conference on work, stress and health. This was the fourth time in which APA and NIOSH joined together to convene a national conference on occupational stress and health.
1995: Creating Healthier Workplaces
Sept. 14-16, 1995
Washington, D.C.
1992: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace
Nov. 19-22, 1992
Washington, D.C.
1990: An Agenda for the 90’s
Nov. 15-17, 1990
Washington, D.C.