July 23, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern
This session highlights the most pressing challenges facing today's workers and employers and offers timely solutions for addressing them successfully. The lecture will review the myriad of exposures and hazards, on and off the job, explore how they are connected and suggest strategies to limit their toll. We will also examine how quality employers are creating opportunities for greater health among their workers by investing in health and well-being programs in a holistic, worker-centered way. This session also summarizes the NIOSH Total Worker Health strategy for integrating health protection and health promotion programs and suggests ways to implement it successfully. You will leave with resources for better health and safety decision-making and you'll gain a new understanding of the benefits possible when you take an integrated approach to worker health, safety and well-being.
This webcast is sponsored by AllOne Health.
This webinar is also sponsored by ASSE's Health and Wellness Branch. For more information on ASSE's Health and Wellness Branch, including how to join, CLICK HERE.
Date: July 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 90 minutes
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is the Director of the Office for Total Worker HealthTM Coordination and Research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the health and well-being of workers. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the Office of Health and Safety at CDC safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced the new challenges of the modern public health era. His Office led CDC's safety programs, Occupational Health Services, environmental and compliance activities; and all workplace wellness and prevention initiatives. He has also served as the Medical Director of CDC's three occupational health clinics. His team has overseen a multi-faceted workplace health and wellness program providing more than 200,000 health promotion encounters, screenings, and health opportunities annually. He has presented extensively on the topic of occupational safety and health, well-being, and worksite health promotion. He led CDC's Healthiest Nation initiative from 2008 to 2009.
Dr. Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. He received an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in May 2014. Before coming to CDC, Dr. Chosewood was the Medical Director for the Southeastern Region of Lucent Technologies.