A free NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 12-1 PM Eastern. Speakers will describe the latest work of the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program, and directions for future advancements in effectively delivering workplace safety and health assistance to small employers and their workforce.
Event Schedule (all times Eastern):
12:00-12:45 pm: Presentation
12:45-1:00 pm: General Audience Q/A
Event Registration Page: https://niosh-connect.adobeconnect.com/smallbizcomp/event/registration.html
Advancing Research on Delivering Workplace Health and Safety to Small Businesses
The majority of businesses in the U.S. are small, and they experience a disproportionate burden of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Safety and health solutions are often designed for larger workplaces, and tend to be too complicated or too expensive for small employers to adopt them. The purpose of this webinar will be to share new prevention insights for small employers. NIOSH also invites webinar attendees to explore these topics in greater detail at the upcoming Understanding Small Enterprises Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 25–27, 2017 (https://useconference.com).
Presenters: Thomas Cunningham, PhD and Garrett Burnett, MBA
Dr. Thomas Cunningham is a behavioral scientist and the Chief of the NIOSH Training Research and Evaluation Branch in the Education and Information Division. He also coordinates the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program and Translation Research Program. His research addresses intervention development and research translation for safety and health applications in construction, health care, and several small business sectors. He received his MS and PhD degrees in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech.
Garrett Burnett is a research-to-practice specialist and serves as the assistant coordinator for NIOSH’s Small Business Assistance program. He specializes in technology transfer, product strategy, and organizational innovation. At NIOSH he has been responsible for putting in place program understanding and reporting metrics on Institute-wide communication, developing a system for quickly and inexpensively developing mobile applications, and setting up the agency’s social media presence. Mr. Burnett has worked at NIOSH for eleven years. Before that, he provided marketing and communications at Micron Technology in Boise, ID. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in technical communication.