The Missouri AFL-CIO created the Missouri Works Initiative (MWI), in part, to help ensure workers across the state of Missouri are well-informed when it comes to issues of workplace safety – both physical and mental aspects. For a number of years, labor leaders have expressed their concerns when it comes to the increase of deaths related to substance abuse and suicide. Without a doubt, mental health has come to the forefront due to the impact of COVID-19. Please note that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. To this end, we wish to thank OSHA leadership, in Washington, DC, as well as our (public and private) partners here in Missouri for recognizing the importance of STOPPING the STIGMA.
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Each week Dr. John Gaal provides us with a Workers’ Wellness Update. This update provides workers, community partners, and more with important articles that he has curated. Below are links to the articles. We hope you enjoy one, a couple, or all of the articles.
About our Worker Wellness Program (WWP):
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.
Articles of the Week: June 13, 2021
Employers Enhance Well-Being Benefits for a Post-Pandemic Workforce