CPH-NEW Newsletter, April 2014
Introducing 3 Webinars: Generate Solutions Using the IDEAS Tool 


The heart of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program toolkit is the Intervention Design and Analysis Scorecard, or IDEAS tool. Using a 7-step group process, employees identify the root causes of safety and health concerns, and design appropriate interventions. These 1-hour webinars will show you how to facilitate intervention planning using the IDEAS worksheets, guides, and examples in your organization. 


April 15, 1pm EST

Part 4: IDEAS Steps 1- 2: 

Identify Problems and Develop Objectives

Learn more and register. 


April 29, 1pm EST

Part 5: IDEAS Steps 3 - 5: 

Use Selection Criteria to Rate Interventions

Learn more and register. 


May 13, 1pm EST

Part 6: IDEAS Steps 6 - 7

Plan, Implement, and Evaluate Interventions

Learn more and register. 


Please view the prior webinars before attending the IDEAS tool trainings:

Pilot Grants Announced 


Does job and commuting stress distract drivers? How tuned in are custodians to prevention of injury and illness? Recent recipients of CPH-NEW's pilot grants will seek answers to these questions.  


Katrina Burch of the University of Connecticut will study the effect of commuting and work stress on risky driving behaviors.


Jennifer Garza will study the motivators and barriers to to healthy lifestyle behavior and use of personal protective equipment such as goggles and gloves among custodians working in the state of Connecticut. 


Read more about the projects.  

You're Invited: April 23

Prof. Laura Punnett will deliver the University Professor lecture: 
"The Body at Work: From Construction to Keyboards"

April 23, 4 to 6 p.m.  
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell, MA
RSVP by contacting Donna Grzyb
Upcoming Conferences

Sept. 19, 2014 -- 3rd Annual Conference - Worksite Wellness Council of MA

 Oct. 6 to 8, 2014 --
1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health

Past Total Worker Health Webinar: Download Slides

Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches 2/25 Webinar
Listen to the Webinar
New Digital Forum

MassCOSH Health/Teach team has created a new digital forum called Commonwealth OSH Net. It's an online community that will share ideas and develop connections to advocate for safe work in Massachusetts. Contact  
to learn more.
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