The world of work is undergoing major changes in the nature of work and employment arrangements, in workforce demographics, and in the types of workplaces. Together with individual health, lifestyle, economic and social factors, these changes can affect both worker well-being and business productivity. Worker well-being is being operationalized by NIOSH through its Total Worker Health® (TWH) initiative.

However, focusing on worker well-being as an outcome requires a paradigm shift beyond the prevention of workplace injury and illness or health promotion, involving collaborative organizational leadership, proactive company policies, accountability, training, better engagement of management and employees, following benchmarks over time and identifying opportunities for early corrective or enhancing interventions.
Embracing this paradigm shift requires a more expansive, systems-thinking approach to better integrate traditional OSH, personal and socioeconomic risk factors, both horizontally (broadening the range of factors to examine their impact on health) and vertically (from a short-term perspective to a work life continuum perspective).

This paradigm shift will also change how we conduct OSH research, train the future OSH workforce, and design forward-thinking policies to maximize worker health and well-being. Our conference will bring together an international, interprofessional audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, and academic community to address the need for an expanded focus for OSH. 

Together, the SWCOEH at UTHealth School of Public Health, NIOSH and the Conference Planning and Scientific Committee bring you Ex4OSH 2021.
We invite you to submit an abstract!

Submission deadline is Friday, June 18, 2021. 
We are excited to welcome you to Houston and are working hard to maintain your health and safety during this in-person conference.
Strict COVID-19 safety measures and practices will be in place to protect conference attendees, facilitators, speakers and guests.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference! 
Ex4OSH 2021 Conference
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX, 77002