Seminar: Occupational Injuries Drive Turnover in Long-Term Care Workers

As part of the 2014-2015 Harvard-NIOSH Education and Research Center Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program's Monday Seminar Series, Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, assistant professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present Occupational Injuries Drive Turnover in Long-Term Care Workers. The seminar will be held at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Room FXB G12, at 12:30 pm-1:20 pm.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

1) Describe current trends in rates of occupational injuries among direct care workers in the U.S. long-term care industry
2) Describe current trends in turnover rates among direct care 
workers in the U.S. long-term care industry
3) Explain the association between occupational injuries and turnover as demonstrated using data from the Work, Family and Health Network Study
4) Describe how occupational injuries could increase or accelerate turnover rates among health care workers in long-term care
 
The seminar is sponsored by Harvard-NIOSH Education and Research Center (T42 OH008416), the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health (P30 ES000002), the Department of Environmental Health, co-sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing (CWHW), and funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
 
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA category I credit.