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2017 BHC Spring Forum - Total Worker Health: Missing Pieces to the Employee Well-being Puzzle
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2017 BHC Spring Forum - Total Worker Health: Missing Pieces to the Employee Well-being Puzzle

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri  63132
United States
Contact: Melissa Hogan

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BHC Spring Forum

Total Worker Health:

Missing Pieces to the Employee Well-being Puzzle

May 4th, 2017

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Total Worker Health® goes beyond traditional wellness and benefit thinking to consider how a company’s day-to-day operations, policies, team structures, and departmental collaboration can impact worker safety, health, and productivity. Join the BHC for a community Spring Forum to learn more about the Total Worker Health® initiative through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and strategies to integrate organizational psychology, environmental supports, and job design and satisfaction for the advancement of worker well-being.


As the definition of well-being continues to evolve, employers must consider a bigger picture when addressing employee health hazards in the modern workplace. The Midwest Center for a Healthier Workforce, along with five other national Centers of Excellence, are leading the charge to research and apply best practices in workplaces across the United States. By identifying gaps and relevant evidence-based solutions, the Total Worker Health® program is  helping employers find missing pieces to the employee well-being puzzle, resulting in a more total picture of how business, occupational, and health outcomes are interrelated. To view a full agenda, please click here.

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Keynote Address: Fundamentals of Total Worker Health®

Dr. Diane Rohlman, Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest

As Center Director for the University of Iowa’s Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWCMW), Dr. Rohlman leads a team of experienced researchers in evaluating best practices for the advancement of occupational health and safety, ergonomics, and health promotion in the workplace. One of six Total Worker Health® Centers of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the HWCMW lends a regional perspective to the establishment of science-based, practical strategies to protect the safety and health of employees.


Thinking Systematically about Total Worker Health®

Dr. Matthew Grawitch, Saint Louis University

A professor within Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies, Dr. Grawitch conducts most of his research in the areas of stress and the healthy workplace. As the primary research consultant to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, Dr. Grawitch will provide insights on the integration of employer and employee factors for organizational health and practices that businesses can implement to reinforce employee psychological well-being.


Connecting Health and the Indoor Environment

Barb Spurrier, Well Living Lab

Barbara Spurrier serves as the Administrative Director of the Well Living Lab and Senior Vice President of Ventures at Delos. A one-of-a-kind research facility created by Mayo Clinic and Delos, the Well Living Lab is a completely reconfigurable office space that features advanced sensor technology and remote monitoring to study the real-world impact of indoor environments on human health. Ms. Spurrier will discuss preliminary results of the Well Living Lab’s studies, including key action steps that employers can take to improve workplace design to maximize employee well-being.


Case Study: Participatory Approach to Employee Well-being

Judy Berger, Southwest Airlines

With over 40 years of experience in the customer service and transportation industries, Judy Berger currently oversees Benefits Planning at Southwest Airlines. Known as the LUV airline, Southwest Airlines’ fun environment and high employee morale have been highlighted nationally. Ms. Berger will share Southwest Airlines’ journey to create a workplace culture that engages employees in the development of policies, programs, and practices to support on-the-job well-being, while also providing realistic advice on overcoming challenges to successful benefit and wellness initiatives.


The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 3.00 hours for general recertification credit.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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