Transportation Safety
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Driving plays a role in our everyday lives. From communing to and from work, driving for your job or driving as part of your home life, transportation safety is often overlooked. In our latest video, safety experts and employers from the Midwest discuss potential transportation hazards and programs, policies and practices to promote transportation safety across all venues.

44th Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health Conference

November 5th & 6th in Des Moines, Iowa

Dr. Casey Chosewood, Director for the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), began the Annual Iowa GOSH Conference with a morning keynote entitled "Making the Case for Total Worker Health: Exploring Values, Engagement, and Productivity." The session provided participants with information on the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program and how it can be used to effectively advance safety, health and well-being of workers.

The Iowa Governor’s Safety and Health conference has been awarding scholarships to students in occupational health and safety at five Iowa colleges and universities since 1977. 
Sarah Williams Ischer, a graduate student in the University of Iowa Heartland Center’s Industrial Hygiene Training Program, received the Bill Dickensen Scholarship. Bill was in insurance loss control and actively involved in occupational health and safety.

In her previous place of employment, Sarah was involved in safety initiatives and incident investigations. She witnessed firsthand how incidents at work can effect employee's livelihood and well-being. She wanted to become an occupational health and safety professional to be an advocate for worker's health and as an Industrial Hygienist, this could be accomplished. Sarah enjoys the Industrial Hygiene training program because of the opportunity to help local businesses by creating safe and healthy environments through hazard analysis, exposure assessments and implementation of interventions.

Kayla Smith Faust, a graduate student in the University of Iowa Heartland Center’s Occupational Injury Prevention Training Program, received the Jack Beno Scholarship given in honor of Jack Beno who taught occupational safety at Iowa State University and was instrumental in engaging students in occupational safety issues.

Ayrton Williams received the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council Scholarship. Aryton is currently studying Industrial Safety Technology at Iowa State University and is an Occupational Health and Safety Intern at the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE) is one of four Total Worker Health® Centers of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Our mission is to improve the health of workers in Iowa and nationally through integrated health promotion and health protection research, collaboration, and dissemination of successful interventions.

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