Measuring Best Practices for Workplace Safety, Health, and Well-Being: The Worksite Integrated Safety and Health Assessment
Dr. Sorensen is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She also leads the Harvard Chan School Center for Work, Health and Well-being, a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence. Her research focuses on integrated approaches to worker and worksite health and safety, and has included intervention studies across a range of industries (e.g., manufacturing, construction, health care, social service, and transportation, and with small and large worksites). She also has ongoing worksite tobacco control research in India.
You will learn
- To apply a conceptual model describing the pathways through which working conditions may shape worker wellbeing.
- To implement best practices using a set of guidelines on how to build organizational capacity for integrated approaches to worker safety and health.
- To describe and measure core indicators of these best practices to improve and protect worker safety, health and wellbeing.
- Worker safety and health outcomes share common pathways in the conditions of work, underscoring the need for system-level changes.
- Addressing multiple pathways in an integrated manner will contribute to greater improvements in health outcomes than addressing each pathway separately.
- Measuring indicators of best practices can provide guidance for priority setting and decision making, and can inform future intervention efforts.