Worksite wellness programs are gaining momentum in businesses around the country. Because people spend a large percentage of their time at work, the worksite is an optimal place to promote healthy behaviors that prevent disease, injury and illness.
The Center for Worker Health & Environment has the pleasure of working with students, industries and community partners in the region to execute practice in the real world of occupational health and safety. This includes reporting from trainees, working with surrounding states on their surveillance programs, teaching interdisciplinary courses, partnering with local organizations to improve health and safety and even going on some very fun industrial site visits.
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Energy Worker Health
The NSSP is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) "Former Worker Program," which screens former employees of national energy laboratories and nuclear weapons facilities for occupationally-related health conditions, such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease, and certain cancers.
Each year, our organization distributes grants to support innovative projects that promote occupational and environmental safety and health (OESH). We fund pilot research projects, which enhance our scientific knowledge about OESH topics ranging from air sampling techniques to agricultural injuries. We also fund pilot research to practice (r2p) projects that apply scientific knowledge to real world problems.