APHA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Section Mid-Year Conference:

This half-day conference provides a meeting space for people new to occupational health, new to our section, support colleagues and advocates who want to present and talk about their work, create opportunities to link with our APHA colleagues to invite them to participate and provide networking opportunities and provide a space for many actors such as community members, unions, workers center members, worker advocates, health and safety advocates, public health practitioners, research and academics, funders, and more to learn about our issues, policies, and practices.

Building Bridges to Advance Policy and Action in Occupational Health and Safety

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the development of APHA policies, including time line of action and review. 
  • Describe the history of OHS policies and how they were developed and implemented to protect worker health and safety.  
  • List ways to use OHS policies in action with workers, government, industry, advocates, students and colleagues.
  • Discuss relevance, use and feasibility of an APHA policy on decent work

Presented in collaboration with APHA OHS Section, the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.