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 January 9, 2022
- Safety: Is it education or training?
- Becoming your own career coach
- Is HR your new school nurse?
- Do sick days exist for remote workers?
- Worker burnout (1)
- Worker burnout (2)
- Is “work” promoting wellness?
- Supreme Court and COVID Vax (1)
- Supreme Court and COVID Vax (2)
- Rethinking your assumptions
- 22 relationship tips
- Omicron / Tests / Reliability
- Understanding MH trigger
- MH outreach @ Netflix
- MH and the metaverse
- DIY healthcare?
- Addiction and the LOVE hormone
- Missouri OD deaths hit new peak
- Is addiction a disease?
- Addiction: Death vs Healing
- Pro athletes and MH
- Sleep & Melatonin
- Tips for better sleep (1)
- Tips for better sleep (2)
- 2022’s workouts for the brain & body
- Seniors & Depression
- MH & Neuro-feedback
- Brain fog
- Love bombing
- Boston’s homeless (1)
- Boston’s homeless (2)
- Disability & Sexual health
- Healer or Huckster?
- A Brown and CTE
- S Bradley’s paralyzing thoughts
- 2nd election @ Amazon
- MLB lockout
- Starbucks union
- Homeless Kroger workers
- King Soopers strike
- A union organizer’s viewpoint
- Confusion over the PRO Act
- NLRB & Independent Contractors
- Are retirees the answer to the worker shortage?
- Is a promotion a tool for fixing the Great Resignation?
- DOL and a boss who pays in pennies
- Abuse within a court’s officer academy
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.