A hierarchy-of-controls approach can help determine how to implement effective preventive measures in workplaces. Consideration of occupational risk factors and control of occupational exposures will help prevent disease transmission in the workplace and protect workers’ health.
The 2018 Symposium theme is Work & Well-Being: How Safer, Healthier Work Can Enhance Well-Being. The goals of the conference are to 1) reaffirm our dedication and commitment to safety and health, 2) redesign the way we lead, supervise, and organize the work environment, and 3) to reveal novel research and strategies to improve worker well-being, establish new links between work and the risks for chronic disease, and advance the Total Worker Health field.
This Directive aims to protect workers from risks to their health and safety, including the prevention of such risks, arising or likely to arise from exposure to biological agents.