Work and life regularly can routinely collide for many workers. Work in construction can be especially challenging at times for workers, managers and owners. The new challenges of a rapidly changing economy combine with old hazards like injury risk, long work hours, workplace stress, and off-the-job obligations for an unhealthy mix. A strategic plan for culture building is a requirement if your business wants to attract, retain and support the healthiest, most engaged workforce. What does the latest population health science say about optimizing work and work design for better health outcomes and improved bottom lines? Can we translate this research into policies and practices so work can actually “work” for all of us? And how can we address some of the most urgent threats in our industry – like substance misuse and rising suicide rates? This is the critical, must-see session for workable strategies and real-world solutions from NIOSH.
L. Casey Chosewood, MD MPH
Director, Office for Total Worker Health®
Marek National Institure for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® 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 safety, health and well-being of workers around the world through research, intervention development and partnerships. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce. His Office led numerous CDC workforce protection programs, including all occupational health services, laboratory, environmental and biological safety programs, and workplace well-being and prevention initiatives. Prior, he served as the Medical Director of CDC’s three occupational health clinics.
Dr. Chosewood received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He served as 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 CDC, Dr. Chosewood was Medical Director at the tech manufacturing company, Lucent Technologies.
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