The SSWell Study examines what small organizations are doing to support the health, safety, and well-being of their workforce, the impact on health outcomes, and how employees perceive their workplace health and safety culture. Learn more.
Health Links is a mentoring program that champions health and safety at work. We offer evidence-based Healthy Workplace Certification™ and advising to help organizations and their team members achieve Total Worker Health®. Learn more.
We have partnered with the Center for Global Health and two of the largest agricultural enterprises in Central America to better understand the health risks agricultural workers face and determine the most effective, feasible solutions. We are studying the health of sugarcane and banana agricultural workers and evaluating the health and safety programs provided by their employers. Learn more.
Every year, we offer two pilot project funding opportunities designed to help early career investigators jump-start their careers and help established researchers from other disciplines to enter the field of occupational and environmental health and safety and Total Worker Health. Learn more.
With the opioid crisis on the rise, it’s never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management methods. To address this crisis, we launched a self-paced online course in 2012 to retrain healthcare providers on current state and federal guidelines for non-cancer pain management. Our goal is to combat the growing opioid epidemic while providing the best care to patients. Learn more.
Since 2005, faculty and staff from our center have partnered with Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Department of Energy (DOE) to administer the National Supplemental Screening Program. This program provides free medical screenings to former DOE site workers, as part of the DOE's "Former Worker Program." Learn more.
Prioritizing worker health, safety, and well-being is good for employees and their employers. Our research has found that when employees' health improves, workers' compensation costs go down. Try out the calculator to see how your employees' health affects workers compensation costs. Learn more.
Dr. Lee Newman, our director, has researched this one element on the periodic table and its effect on worker health for more than three decades. Sadly, exposure to beryllium’s dust, even a minuscule amount, is toxic. Newman's research informed a more protective federal stadard passed by the Occuapational Safety and Health Administration in 2017. Learn more.