Developing a Total Worker Health Approach by Integrating the Getting Ahead Curriculum; and Preventing Injury, Assault and Abuse of Nurse Aides in Long-Term Residential Settings; and Understanding Safety and Health Risks of On-Farm Grain Bins [8015]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B240

   Heidi Gullett, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
   Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
   William O'Brien, Professor, Bowling Green University

Track: Safety Management
Secondary Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced


Presenters discuss results from three research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. The presenters for project five review the concepts of Total Worker Health (TWH), and the innovative program known as Getting Ahead in the Workplace. Participants can consider how to apply these programs in their respective settings.
The presenter for project six discusses the epidemiology of assault, injury, and abuse (AIA) among nursing aides working in residential settings. The presenter discusses findings about:  Individual and organizational risk factors for AIA; Individual and organizational protective factors and moderators for AIA; The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention (acceptance and commitment therapy).
The presenter for project seven discusses grain storage practices on Ohio farms. The researcher examined: Farmers' knowledge of health and safety hazards; Common engineering designs and cleaning practices at these facilities; Grain dust measurements collected. The researcher hopes to gain an understanding of current conditions to develop targeted prevention efforts to improve the quality of life for Ohio farmers.

Learning Objectives:
Describe TWH and Getting Ahead concepts
Describe how the use of mobile technology aids in employee engagement in TWH concepts and Getting Ahead
Summarize the epidemiology, the role of the individual and organizational factors for AIA among nursing aides
Summarize empirical finidings and describe the results of a randomized control trial using acceptance and commitment therapy for nursing aides
Describe Ohio’s on-farm grain storage situation, including geographic areas of grain storage in Ohio, number and age of workers and type of tasks
Discuss safety and health with regards to out-of-condition grain and the crops’ stored moisture content

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  BELTSS: 0.5
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Jepsen Handout
File 2

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