Why You Need To Integrate Your Wellness Program With Your Ehs Program

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Why Should You Attend:

Both wellness and occupational health and safety (OHS) have benefits to employees and employers alike. While both can be implemented independent of each other, there are proven additional benefits to merging or integrating the two programs into one overarching Employee Health, Safety, and Wellness (HSW) Program. It is actually a synergistic relationship where the total is greater than the sum of the parts.

In this entertaining and participative session we will look at areas where this makes perfect sense, some of the evidence including research papers, articles, and texts, NIOSHs research and their two symposia on it, and many organizations that have merged the two with reported benefits.

Participants will come away with a self-generated list of areas to merge, where to start, what qualifications work for their HSW department, and plenty of opportunities to benchmark their companies. There will be plenty of opportunity to have their questions answered.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the training, learners should be able to:

- Explain the benefits of integrating their wellness program with their OHS program;
- Locate resources for integrating wellness with OHS;
- Describe several ways of integrating the two programs;
- List and detail organizations that successfully integrated their programs and - how they did it; and
- Begin to merge or integrate their wellness and OHS programs.

Areas Covered in this Webinar:

1.Questions, specific information requests
2.Helpful considerations to apply the learning today
3.General evidence:
*Areas where it makes sense
- Obesity and MSDs, cancers, etc
- Smoking and MSDs, COHgb levels/risk, and asbestos
- Fitness and MSDs
- Many more
*Research papers, articles, texts, etc. - Glorian Sorensens research projects
*NIOSH research, symposium, etc. NIOSH Synergistic Model
*National Academy of Sciences Integrating Employee Health A Model Program for NASA
*Case studies of Companies that have merged the two
*Wrap-up and additional questions

Free handouts or materials you want to provide:

In addition to the PowerPoint, attendees will also get my chapter article on this titled, How Integrating Your Wellness Program with Your Occupational Health and Safety Program Gains You Benefits!"

Who Will Benefit:

- Persons from any industry will benefit job titles/positions include:
- Wellness professionals
- OHS/EHS professionals
- Industrial/occupational hygienists
- Occupational medicine professionals
- Managers and management of the above areas

Instructor Profile:

Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CHMM, CET owns Klanes Education Information Training Hub, LLC SM (KEITH SM) and provides health, safety, training, wellness, and other business consulting services. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Thomas College in their Graduate Program teaching Wellness, Health, Safety, and Security, Environmental Risk Assessment & Management, Organizational Theory & Behavior, Conflict Management & Resolution, Marketing Management, Business Risk Management for the 21st Century, and Train-the-Trainer Courses.

He has presented and/or taught over 100 times at national and regional conferences across North America and has authored a book, several textbook chapters, many articles, and developed and presented many on-line Webinars on Training, Wellness, and Health and Safety topics and has been interviewed for multiple articles.

He lives in Fairfield, Maine and is a former back-of-the-pack, amateur triathlete and marathoner.
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This article was published on 2011/02/10