The 10th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health

Submit your proposals by Oct. 1

The Call for Proposals for the 10th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health is now available. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 1.

Convened by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the event's theme will be "Work, Stress and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health™."

The conference will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, Calif., May 16-19, 2013, with preconference workshops and opening events on May 16.

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. The 2013 conference will focus on the concept of Total Worker Health™ — a term coined by NIOSH to describe a new approach to safeguarding the health and safety of workers. This concept acknowledges that: 

  • Both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to many health and safety problems confronting today's workers.

  • Control of these problems is best achieved by comprehensive workplace health and safety programs that address both sets of factors in a coordinated fashion.

Traditionally, workplace programs to address worker health and safety have been compartmentalized into health promotion programs that deal mainly with lifestyle factors that place workers at risk, and health protection activities to reduce worker exposures to risk factors arising in the work environment. However, there is growing appreciation and evidence that workplace interventions that integrate health protection and health promotion programs are more effective than traditional, fragmented programs.

To learn more about the concept of Total Worker Health, see: