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Partners

The Center plans, implements, and disseminates projects in partnership with employers, labor unions, and other stakeholders involved in worksite health, safety, and worker well-being. Together, we conduct research initiatives, implement health and safety interventions, and interpret and publish findings.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Education and Research Center (ERC)
The Education and Research Center gives occupational safety and health professionals the opportunity to develop a public health perspective and learn the implications of public policy on their work. They also learn skills needed to identify and prevent occupational impairments, disease, and injuries through control or elimination of harmful occupational exposures. As a NIOSH-funded Center, the ERC co-sponsors seminars and conference representation with our Center.

HealthPartners 
A non-profit health and wellness vendor, HealthPartners collaborates with the Center to explore innovative ways to adapt and disseminate integrated approaches to worker health for small and midsize businesses.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Our researchers collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) while developing the SafeWell Guidelines for implementing a comprehensive worker health program. Building on that successful partnership, the Center plans to co-sponsor educational and training opportunities for professionals, jointly participate in the MDPH Hospital Ergonomics Task Force, and have Center students and trainees take part in MDPH research initiatives.

Partners HealthCare
Partners Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system, is a key collaborator on the Center’s The Boston Hospital Workers Health Study. By providing access to employee record databases, they enabled our researchers to link survey data with individual worker and unit-level data. This creates a unique opportunity to examine absenteeism, reported injuries, worker compensation claims and costs, and turnover and retention. Our ongoing findings have shed new light on the complex relationships between the work environment and worker health outcomes.