All articles related to "occupational health":

What’s good for employee health is good for the company

When a company puts a priority on employee wellness and contributing to health in the community and environment, it may benefit by having lower healthcare costs, improved worker retention, reduced absenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and even a healthier…

Improving health and safety on the job

November 7, 2016—The Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public aims to find new approaches to address the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical…

Can ‘green’ offices sharpen productivity?

People who work in “green” offices that are well-ventilated and have low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide may have significantly better cognitive function than people working in more traditional office environments, according to a recent study…

Helping businesses do good for people and the planet

June 30, 2016—Companies working to reduce their negative impact on the environment often measure their progress by the size of their footprint. Researchers with the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health initiative SHINE (Sustainability and Health Initiative…

Okechukwu honored for work-family research

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD ’08, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received several awards for her research on work-family issues. The American Public Health Association’s Aging…

Building safer construction sites

[Fall 2015] Emily Sparer may be the first Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student to have construction workers cheering her on at her dissertation defense. Sparer, who graduated in May with an SD in occupational safety…