Plenary 1: Anticipating the Future: How can research and training get ahead of the existential forces that will drive worker health, safety and well-being?

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Moderator: Lee Newman, MD, MA, Distinguished University Professor and Center Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Panelists: Cecilia Sorensen, MD; Mwangi Ndonga, CIH, CSP; Laura Linnan, ScD; Marcela Tamayo, PhD

Description: This session is centered on how future changes in the nature of work should shape both the education of the next generation of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professional workforce and OSH research.

Learning objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe the impact of future of work on how we train the OSH professional workforce; (2) identify gaps and needs in education for the future OSH professional workforce; (3) describe the impact of future of work on how we conduct OSH research aimed at worker well-being; (4) identify gaps and needs in OSH research aimed at worker well-being, in particular in the face of climate change; (5) differentiate among different evidence-based educational approaches to OSH professional curriculum; (6) discuss current methodological limitations and needs in worker well-being research.