Safety professionals know that organizational climate, culture, structure, and work organization can be a source of obstacles to health, safety, and wellness interventions. Despite the importance of these organizational characteristics, their assessment can be daunting.
The INPUTS survey, a product of intensive research and analysis, represents a ready-to-use instrument to accomplish this goal. The INPUTS survey was developed as part of the CDC-funded National Healthy Workplace Program to identify these promoters and obstacles in the working environment.
During this live webcast, Dr. Nicholas Warren will review the domains assessed by the survey, explain the practical rationale for each, and review scoring procedures needed for feedback to the organization. He will also review the basics of how to protect employee privacy and confidentiality, while building trust on the part of both employees and management. These are all necessary precursors to a participatory problem solving approach involving employees from all levels of the organization.
This webinar is 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: October 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 90 minutes
Nicholas Warren ScD, MAT
Nicholas Warren is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington, CT. He is an experienced ergonomist and survey researcher who studies His research focuses on 1) risk factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): physical factors, job stress, and organizational risk factors; 2) health care research, examining the links between organizational characteristics (structure, culture, policies, etc.), employee working conditions, and quality/safety of patient care; 3) participatory action research directed towards improving employee health by integrating occupational safety and health with workplace health promotion. His consulting/training work through the Ergonomic Technology Center (ErgoCenter) involves developing labor/management ergonomic programs in industrial, office, and healthcare workplaces. He is a primary participant in survey development for the National Healthy Worksite Program
Using the CDC INPUTS ™ Survey to Improve Workplace Health and Safety
October 29, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern