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Vol. LXIV, No. 17
August 17, 2012
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NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day, Aug. 29 at Natcher

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.


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