FREE NIOSH Webinar: How Top Organizational Leaders Influence Employee Well-Being


free NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar is taking place on Tuesday, June 2012-1 PM Eastern Time, in which speakers will summarize recent research findings related to how CEO behavior influences front-line employee physical and psychological well-being.

Event Schedule (all times Eastern):
12:00-12:45 pm: Presentation
12:45-1:00 pm: General Audience Q/A.

Event Registration Page:

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Sean Tucker, University of Regina
Dr. Sean Tucker is an occupational health and safety researcher at the University of Regina. He recently co-authored an article published in the Journal of Applied Psychology entitled ‘Safety in the C-suite: How CEO’s influence organizational safety climate and employee injuries.’ Dr. Tucker provides injury prevention consulting and research support to the Saskatchewan and Manitoba workers’ compensation boards. He also engages in safety-related consulting projects with public and private sector organizations.

Phillip Germain, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Phillip has been with the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board since 2005.  He was appointed Vice-President of Prevention & Employer Services in 2012.  Prior to starting with the WCB, Phillip worked for the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada and the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. He serves on the Disability & Prevention Committee and the Standards and Research Committee International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards & Commissions (IAIABC).  He is a Director of the Saskatchewan Safety Council Board and on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta and holds a professional designation from the Canadian Registered Safety Professional.


2017 Western Occupational Health Conference on Maui, 9/13-16


The 2017 Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC), the annual conference of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA), will be held on Maui September 13-16.

We welcome attendees from all US states and ACOEM component societies as well as international colleagues.

Learn more at: http://www.woema.org/wohc-2017.



Disinfectants Can Cause Asthma


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Many workers use disinfectants when they are not necessary and many of these products contain chemicals that can cause or trigger asthma in the workplace. The California Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Branch has created fact sheets in multiple languages so employers and workers can learn about the risks of using disinfectants and safer cleaning alternatives. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/OHWDisinfectants.