Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of April 30, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from how one city is taking a different approach to addressing their area’s mental health crisis to how essential oils may impact your mood to the rise of fake nursing degrees. Today, I wish to shed some light on the issue of the Workers Memorial Day. Over 50 years ago, this nation passed a law to protect (most) workers on the job known as the Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1970. PLEASE take the time to review any or all of the first 4 articles in this week’s blog. There is something for every worker from those in the trenches to those in middle and upper management positions. We all have a duty to not only protect ourselves but our sister and brother workers as well. Nearly 20 years ago, fellow researchers from Washington University’s School of Medicine approached me to form an ongoing partnership to study safety issues on STL construction job sites. Their goal was to help improve conditions that would result in bringing our workers safely home to their families and communities…on a daily basis. In so doing, with the cooperation of BOTH labor & management, WE have done just that! In closing, I remain grateful that this partnership still exists to meet the ever-changing needs of work & society.
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