California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses

COEH Summer Institute Total Worker Health: How and Why

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Total Worker HealthTM: How and Why

Thursday, July 30 2015;  8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Elihu M. Harris State Bldg; Oakland, California


This course is designed to provide an overview of the relatively new and still developing

concept of Total Worker HealthTM, particularly as defined by the U.S. NIOSH/CDC. The course

includes lectures, a demonstration activity in facilitating a "Design Team," a roundtable

discussion with local professionals, and ample time for questions and discussion. Participants

will receive a set of course handouts, including lecture slides and background readings.

Agenda (subject to change):

8:30 – 9:00 Introductions

9:00 – 9:45 Course objectives; Definitions and concepts; Review of the agenda

9:45 – 10:30 Presentation: Introduction to Total Worker HealthTM; Research evidence for TWH

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Striving to Attain a Healthy Workforce at Kaiser Permanente

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Program: Key elements of how to

facilitate effectiveness and benefits

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 4:45 Roundtable Q&A with course faculty

4:45 – 5:00 Evaluations

Design Team:

Course DirectorLaura Punnett, ScD: Professor, Department of Work Environment, Univ. of

Massachusetts Lowell, & Co-Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England


Other Speakers:

Barbara Smisko, Executive Director of National Environmental, Health and Safety for Kaiser Permanente

Laura Stock, MPH, Director Labor and Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley School of Public


This class will benefit anyone who seeks to understand the concept of Total Worker Health and

how it intersects with the (traditional) field of occupational safety and health (OSH), including

industrial hygienists, safety personnel, ergonomists, union representatives, human resource

managers, OSH committee members, loss control representatives, employee assistance

professionals, and workplace wellness coordinators.


This event contains 7.5 hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See ABIH

web site for CM credit criteria. Note: The CM credit process has changed in 2012.

COEH Continuing Education is a California Board of Registered Nursing approved provider BRN

Elihu Harris State Office Bldg ; 1515 Clay Street, 2nd Floor; Oakland, CA 94612

Registration:   $225  or Phone 510-643-7277  50% Summer discount!


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