Research, Analysis, Evidence
20 November 2015
The Geary Institute held a conference on health in the workplace. Most adults spend a substantial part of their lives at work, so the workplace is a significant environment that directly influences health and safety as well as a promising setting in which to implement policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the working age population. The conference drew on leading edge research on workplace interventions in the United States as well as emerging research on workplaces in Ireland.
Venue: UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy
Friday November 20th 9.30am to 1.00.
|9:30||Welcome||Philip O’Connell, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy|
|9.40||Session 1: Lessons from Work in the United States|
|Returns on Investment in Workplace Wellbeing Programmes||Jeremy Bray, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro||Powerpoint|
|Evaluating Workplace Wellbeing Programs||Georgia Karuntzos, RTI International, North Carolina||Powerpoint|
|11.20||Session 2: Health and wellbeing at Work in Ireland|
|Workplace Risks and Worker Wellbeing in Ireland from a Comparative European Perspective||Dorothy Watson, Bertand Maître and Helen Russell, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin||Powerpoint|
|The workplace as a setting for Health Protection and Health Promotion in Ireland||Anne Drummond, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science||Powerpoint|