SPE Online Education
Advancing Worker Well-Being and Productivity Through Total Worker Health
Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a paradigm-shifting approach to safety, health, and well-being in the workplace. Total Worker Health seeks to establish a foundation for safety and health through which work can contribute to higher levels of well-being and productivity. It is defined as the integration of policies, programs, and practices that include protecting workers from safety and health hazards and promoting injury and illness prevention efforts and behaviors to advance worker well-being. This webinar will be focused on raising awareness of key industry stakeholders, particularly in the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas industry to the value of TWH and providing insights on how to operationalize TWH.
The agenda includes:
- Advancing Worker Wellbeing through Total Worker Health®
- Value, Applications, and Resources –Exploring the Benefits of TWH Approaches
- Operationalizing Total Worker Health: A BHGE Journey
- Questions and Answer Session
This event is collaboratively provided by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the UTHealth Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Ms. Curry is a Global Health and Wellbeing Leader with 13+ years of experience in the health and wellbeing space. She creates the global strategic direction and programming for the culture of wellbeing worldwide at Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). Utilizing her experiences and knowledge of benefits design, safety, program design and human behavior, she creates partnership across functions and regions to advance the workforce wellbeing initiatives as a business priority.
Kasia has worked in various settings, starting with a small business implementing a culture of safety and health and has assisted in analysis and policy and health education program development at government agencies. Following her Master’s in Public Health she designed and delivered health programming to GE employees and families. In expanding the role to include Health Benefits, Kasia integrated healthcare costs saving synergies and health care literacy initiatives into a comprehensive wellbeing model.
Kasia holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University at Albany with a specialization in Behavioral and Community Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Siena College. Her personal interests focus on her passion of wellbeing including running, hiking, mindfulness and her family.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood
Dr. Chosewood is the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health and well-being of workers around the world. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced the new challenges of the modern public health era, including emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism and other global health challenges. His Office led numerous CDC workforce protection programs, including all occupational health services, laboratory and biosafety programs, environmental and compliance activities, and workplace well-being and prevention initiatives. Before this, he served as the Medical Director of CDC’s three occupational health clinics.
Dr. Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. He received an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in May 2014. Before coming to CDC, Dr. Chosewood was the Medical Director for the Southeastern Region of Lucent Technologies.
Dr. Glorian Sorenson
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.
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