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USE Conference 2017

Worker Well-Being and Sustainable Business Health: From Ideas to Achievable Reality

Our center, in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), hosted the fourth international Understanding Small Enterprise (USE) Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 25–27, 2017. Small business owners, researchers, students, and health and safety professionals from around the world came together at USE 2017 to understand the unique needs of small businesses and share strategies for creating healthy work environments. The event featured presentations on the latest research in workplace health and safety, conversations with small business leaders and experts from academia, and networking opportunities.



Friday, October 25



 Improving Safety in Small Enterprises

 The Informal Economy

  Tools, Resources, and Systems for Small Enterprises

 Total Worker Health in Small Enterprises

  Vulnerable Workers

 Workers and Their Families

 Ergonomics in Small Enterprises

 Impact of Business Size

 Meaningful Work

 Support Networks

 The Role of Public Health in Small Enterprises


Thursday, October 26



 Health Services for Small Enterprises

 Prevention in High-Risk Industries

 Occupational Safety and Health in Small Industrial Settings

 Wellness Programs in Small Enterprises

 Workplace Health and Safety in Construction

Friday, October 27


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