NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 29, rain or shine, at Natcher
Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and
be videocast live and archived at http://videocast.
nih.gov. Everyone is welcome to come
and enjoy the activities and learn about safety,
health and wellness opportunities at NIH.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, senior medical officer
for Total Worker Health Programs at the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will
speak about promoting worker safety and adopting
Total Worker Health principles. Summertime
safety will be emphasized, too, as well as focus
on wellness for workers and their families.
This year, the Office of Research Services’ Division
of Occupational Health and Safety and
Division of Amenities and Transportation Services
are combining efforts to incorporate wellness
promotion with worker safety and adopting
Total Worker Health principles. TWH is
intended to identify and support comprehensive
approaches to reduce workplace hazards
and promote worker health and wellbeing both
on the job and at home.
There will be demonstrations on work, home
and recreational safety. Exhibitors will showcase
river and boating safety; hiking and camping
safety; bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian
safety; and laboratory sustainable (green)
practices, to name just a few. There will also be
exercises such as Zumba, self-defense demonstrations,
breakout training sessions, police dog
demonstrations and more than 40 exhibitors.
Don’t miss the Seat Belt Convincer ride and
explosion demonstrations. In addition to the
regular menu, there will be healthy food choices
for purchase and cooking demonstrations provided
by Eurest at several locations throughout
Natcher. You can also relax with lunch and listen
to the jazzy sounds of the CIT Band.
For more information and a complete schedule
of activities, visit www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodation
to participate should contact Chris Gaines
at (301) 451-3631 and/or the Federal Relay at
(800) 877-8339. A special shuttle route will run
between Bldgs. 33, 10, 29 and Natcher Conference
Center. For staff located off campus, there
will be free parking in the MLP-11 parking
garage off of Rockville Pike during the event.