Webinar: Integrating Worker Health and Safety: A safety practitioner perspective and six key benchmarks to achieve Total Worker Health®
Envision a workplace where employees feel empowered, productive, creative and inspired by their work – a place where employees leave healthier than they came. Changing employment patterns, new technologies, and an aging population are among the issues facing our workforce. By leveraging the right resources; leaders, managers, and workers can adapt to these shifts and support a workplace culture that supports and promotes health, safety and overall well-being. This webinar will present why integrating health and safety is important and how to apply a Total Worker Health® (TWH) approach to any workplace – using data-driven strategies to help champion worker well-being.
Katie Guthmiller, MPH, CHES
Katie Guthmiller is the Total Worker Health® program coordinator for the Center for Health, Work & Environment. Katie earned her MPH with a concentration in community and behavioral health from the Colorado School of Public Health. She received a bachelor's in health promotion and global health from the University of Iowa. During her MPH program, Katie completed a three-month internship at the World Health Organization (WHO), where she contributed to several breastfeeding projects and updated the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard. This internship led to further research involving breastmilk expression. She has acted as a wellness coach in an internal medicine clinic and a free medical clinic, served as the co-chair of the Student Health Promotion Committee on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, served as a research assistant for the American Heart Association, and co-authored a publication comparing teaching methods of CPR.
Mike Van Dyke, PhD, CIH
Dr. Van Dyke is an industrial hygienist, researcher, public health practitioner, and educator. He is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Center for Work, Health & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. His over 20 years of experience has been spent at the academic, community, clinical, and government levels in professional practice, research, education, and policy. Dr. Van Dyke is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is recognized for his contributions related to exposure assessment, occupational beryllium exposure, first responder exposures in clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, indoor air quality, public health aspects of legalized marijuana, and community exposures related to oil and gas extraction. He has given over 50 scientific presentations at local and national conferences and contributed on over 40 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Van Dyke is passionate about evidence-based decision-making and risk communication.