Concurrent Session 1A: Horizontal expansion - Personal Factors: Chronic disease; Personal lifestyle; Mental well-being



Moderator: Valerie Valenzuela, MBA
Co-Moderator: David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, MSc, PhD

Speakers: Todd Stueckle, PhD, MA.; James Grosch, PhD, MBA; Kim Olszewski, DNP, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAN; Monica Ubalde, PhD

Description: The world of work is undergoing major changes: in the nature of work and employment arrangements, in workforce demographics, and in the types of workplaces, all of which can affect both worker well-being and business productivity. Embracing this paradigm shift requires a more expansive, systems-thinking approach to better integrate traditional OSH and non-OSH factors, both horizontally and vertically (from a short-term perspective to a work life continuum perspective).  This session centers on the horizontal expansion, with an emphasis on personal (i.e., individual level) factors.

Learning objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe current research on individual level factors and their relationship to worker well-being; (2) describe how individual level factors are incorporated into the expanded focus for OSH paradigm shift; (3) discuss at least one individual factor and how it influences (or is influenced by) a workplace factor.