Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019
It is increasingly important for industrial hygienists to understand and consider the notion of Total Worker Exposure. Total Worker Exposure encompasses the worker exposome(total set of exposures and workplace stressors experienced by workers). Collectively, this set of exposures could affect a worker's risk of disease or adverse health outcomes and also have important implications for workplace, family, and community health. Through Total Worker Exposure and its role within NIOSH's Total Worker Health initiative, IHs have a critical role in improving overall worker, family, and community health outcomes. Improved focus on Total Worker Exposure will support the important goal of increasing our understanding of cumulative exposures and their effects on health. This session will provide a look at the current status of research into the exposome and its implications. Tools and content to help educate industrial hygienists about the exposome and Total Worker Exposure will be discussed.
Paul Schulte, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Rebecca Burton, 3M
Jennifer Sahmel, Insight Risk LLC.