For many decades, organized labor has played a key role in establishing minimum safety standards in the US workplace. These efforts have mainly focused on the physical aspects of safety (i.e., falls, chemical exposure, noise reduction, etc.). More recently, public health professionals have identified that in order to better protect workers, the workforce eco-system must address the whole person. To this end, a major goal of establishing a WWP is to ensure that all workers have access to timely information regarding their mental aspects of safety on the job and in the community. In so doing, we will offer programming and advice on issues related to work-life balance, wellness, and well-being.
As the WWP develops, we will seek partnerships with local community agencies so that programming can be tailored to local needs. It is our intention to have a presence in towns across the state as a means to deliver training and/or perform research that informs our future activities for the benefit of all workers.
Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of February 20, 2022
Dealing w/ annoying co-workers
The problem w/ employee wellness programs
Students / Happiness & Anxiety
Another opioids settlement (1)?
Another opioids settlement (2)?
Brain-based approach to treating suicide
Tribute to Jane Brody: NYT’s Health Columnist
Is DIY home healthcare a good idea?
Vets / Empty beds & Waiting lists
Restaurant workers: Stress & Therapy
COVID / MH / Reopening schools
NOTE: The links provided above are for informational purposes only. None of these serve as a substitute for medical advice one should obtain from his/her own primary care physician and/or mental health professional.