COEH Summer Institute Total Worker Health: How and Why
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UC BERKELEY COEH-CE SUMMER INSTITUTE
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
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
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 http://tinyurl.com/lhlo2vq or Phone 510-643-7277 50% Summer discount!