Concurrent Session 2C: Work and Health: Towards a Broader Understanding



Moderator: Michael Flynn, MA
Speakers: Lauren Malthaner, MPH; Francisco Soto Mas, MD, PhD, MPH; Kimberly Erukunuakpor, MPH, PhD; Michael Flynn, MA

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 special concurrent session presents current research examining the relationship between the future of work and its impact on worker health.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) describe at least one example of innovative research examining the relationship between work (or employment) and health; (2) discuss the relationship between upcoming changes in the nature of work (or employment) and its impact on worker health, that is amenable to the development of a workplace policy or intervention.