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IU Bloomington Announces October Webinar

This month, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, through its Public Health & YOU initiative, will host its monthly webinar featuring Clinical Associate Professor Kevin Slates and Assistant Professor Todd Smith discussing occupational safety, health and wellbeing.

Public Health Perspectives on Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellbeing will provide discussion on historical perspectives of occupational health and safety; delineate the current state of worker safety, health and wellness; highlight current issues related to occupational health and safety; and present strategies to improve worker safety, health and well-being.

The webinar will take place from 12 to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Each session is free, but registration is required at occupationalhealth.eventbrite.com.

Dr. Slates’ research focuses on the characterization and mitigation of occupational safety, health and environmental
hazards, including organizational and behavioral variables associated with accident causation in the workplace. Dr. Slates is
coordinator for the IU School of Public Health Safety Program, coordinates minority recruitment and retention, and serves as Director of the Occupational Health and Safety Laboratory.

Dr. Smith’s research agenda addresses Occupational Health
Psychology and Occupational Injury Prevention as well as safety culture, occupational injury prevention and firefighter safety and
health. Before joining IU, he served as the Master of Science
in Occupational Safety Master’s Chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked for 14+ years as a Safety
& Health Consultant.

For more information or to register for any of the Public Health & YOU webinars, please visit publichealthandyou.indiana.edu/webinar.