Concurrent Session 2B: Vertical expansion - Well-being and Working Life Continuum (Practice and Policy)



Moderator: Madison Bencomo
Co-moderator: George L. Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD
Speakers: Bernard Fontaine Jr., MSc, CIH, CSP, FAIHA; Lisa Pompeii, MS, PhD; Jessica Streit, MS, PhD, CHES

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 vertical expansion, with an emphasis on practices and policies aimed at worker well-being and the working life continuum.

Learning objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe at least one example of a workplace intervention designed to promote worker well-being while maintaining productivity; (2) describe how the working life continuum is incorporated into the expanded focus for OSH paradigm shift; (3) discuss at least one example of an evidence-based relationship between the working life continuum and worker well-being that is amenable to the development of a workplace policy or intervention.