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FREE webinar: Small Business and Employee Health: The Small+Safe+Well Study

Date: October 26, 2018
Location: Online


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Program Summary:

​​​Half of all Americans and more than two-thirds of all Canadians work in small businesses (<500 employees), many of which have yet to be reached by occupational health and safety interventions, let alone a Total Worker Health® (TWH) intervention. TWH is defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The Small+Safe+Well (SSWell) Study is a TWH Intervention study that aims to understand what small organizations are doing to support the health, safety, and well-being of their workforce, how employees perceive their workplace culture (climate), and ultimately the impact on health outcomes.
 
In this webinar, you will learn:
  • Learn what Total Worker Health® is and why it is important
  • Learn about the theoretical framework behind the Small+Safe+Well Study
  • Learn what the specific aims of the Small+Safe+Well study are and what we hope to learn from it
  • Learn about the study’s intervention components
  • Learn about the study’s assessment tools​
 
Take-home messages;
  • Small businesses should apply the Total Worker Health framework to facilitate workforce health, safety, and well-being
  • Most businesses are small and lack resources to build a culture of safety and health
  • Facilitating organizational change amongst small businesses requires attention to both transactional and transformational change work
  • Small businesses need personalized assessments, advising, and training to develop a culture of safety and health
  • Capture a comprehensive picture of small business Total Worker Health efforts through business and employee assessments ​
 
Presenters:
Natalie Schwatka PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA

Erin Shore MPH
Professional Research Assistant, Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
 
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
 
Registration Fee: FREE!
 
 
 
 
CPD hours
Competency
1.0 • Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace