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Ex4OSH 2021 Conference

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021, Houston, TX, USA

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About the Conference

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Ex4OSH 2021 conference will bring together an international and interdisciplinary audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, and the academic community to address the need for an expanded focus for occupational safety and health (OSH).

This expanded focus has been made more acute by the accelerated pace of change brought about by the global pandemic.

The conference will address three critical areas for the future of OSH: research, training, and policy. The challenges facing OSH will be explored. Recommendations to address these challenges will be developed.

Together, the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) Education and Research Center at UTHealth School of Public Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Conference Planning and Scientific Committee bring you Ex4OSH 2021!

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Schedule

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Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

We are excited to welcome you to Houston and are working hard to maintain your health and safety during this in-person conference. Strict COVID-19 safety measures and practices will be in place to protect conference attendees, facilitators, speakers and guests. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Schedule

  • Save the Date

    Save the Date

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
    Hyatt Regency Houston
    1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

    We are excited to welcome you to Houston and are working hard to maintain your health and safety during this in-person conference. Strict COVID-19 safety measures and practices will be in place to protect conference attendees, facilitators, speakers and guests. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

  • What to Expect

    What to Expect

    The schedule will be updated with session details as abstracts are confirmed, and the speaker list is finalized. Ex4OSH 2021 will feature a variety of keynote, plenary and concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities!

    Network with international experts,
    early career scientists and practitioners, and students

    Learn about the latest developments and future directions for
    OSH research, training, and policy

    Earn CEUs to apply toward your professional recertification
    *Determination of credit is pending.

    Experience all the excitement the city of Houston has to offer! As the fourth-largest city in the US, there’s no place quite like Houston.

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Registration and Poster viewing
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Opening Keynote
    3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM Reception
  • Friday, December 10, 2021

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Posters and Breakfast
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break/move to next session
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote
    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break/move to next session
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Session
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Plenary
    2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break/move to next session
    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Concurrent session
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break/move to next session
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent session

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Saturday, December 11, 2021
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Posters and Breakfast
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break/move to next session
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote
    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break/move to next session
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Session
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Plenary
    2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break/move to next session
    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Concurrent session
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break/move to next session
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent session



Submit Your Abstract

The world of work is undergoing major changes in the nature of work and employment arrangements, in workforce demographics, and in the types of workplaces. Together with individual health, lifestyle, economic and social factors, these changes can affect both worker well-being and business productivity. Worker well-being is being operationalized by NIOSH through its Total Worker Health® (TWH) initiative. However, focusing on worker well-being as an outcome requires a paradigm shift beyond the prevention of workplace injury and illness or health promotion, involving collaborative organizational leadership, proactive company policies, accountability, training, better engagement of management and employees, following benchmarks over time and identifying opportunities for early corrective or enhancing interventions.

Embracing this paradigm shift requires a more expansive, systems-thinking approach to better integrate traditional OSH, personal and socioeconomic risk factors, both horizontally (broadening the range of factors to examine their impact on health) and vertically (from a short-term perspective to a work life continuum perspective).

This paradigm shift will also change how we conduct OSH research, train the future OSH workforce, and design forward-thinking policies to maximize worker health and well-being. Our conference will bring together an international, interprofessional audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, and academic community to address the need for an expanded focus for OSH.  Read more on the Expanded Focus for OSH, and two preparatory workshops (1,2) held in 2020 that informed the agenda of this conference.

Submission deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021, 11:59 CST

We invite you to submit an abstract and look forward to announcing registration soon!

Submit your abstract!




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Contact the Ex4OSH 2021 conference team at Ex4OSH@uth.tmc.edu

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