What does Total Worker Health Have to do with Industrial Hygiene?

It is likely that you have heard or read about the Total Worker Health® approach. Since 2018, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and many other professional associations have partnered with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to advance this Total Worker Health (TWH) initiative. While some may call concepts related to TWH “the future of occupational health and safety,” others refer to it as an opportunity to further what industrial hygienists and other OSH professionals already do well.

In this session, we will define TWH and illustrate its application using specific workplace examples. While TWH is not a “one size fits all” concept, it is critical that industrial hygienists understand its key concepts and functional elements. As we know, industrial hygienists practice the art and science of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards to worker health, an essential ingredient in the application and implementation of TWH concepts.


Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH has more than thirty-five years experiencing working as an industrial hygienist and safety and health professional. For the last 17 years, Dede has supported the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science’s Outreach and Education Programs and provided industrial hygiene technical expertise to its research. She is also the Outreach Core Co-Principal Investigator for the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Dede has a BA in Biology from the University of Montana and MS in Environmental Health Sciences from University of Washington. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and an active member of the Pacific Northwest Section of AIHA. She is currently President of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSP, Board Chair of the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition, and has completed terms on ASSP’s Council on Professional Affairs and its Total Worker Health Task Force.

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DATE: May 19, 2021
TIME: 12:00PM ET - 11:00AM CT - 9:00AM PT


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