Atlanta, Georgia - The 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health: Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations. Opening session plenary panel, “Comprehensively Addressing Health Challenges for Workers, Organizations and Societies through Sustainability Research and Practice,” Wednesday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. EDT, to feature:

  • Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, Wayne State University.
  • Aditya Jain, PhD, University of Nottingham.
  • Margaret M. Kitt, MD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Christopher M. Reh, PhD, global director, safety and environmental sustainability, The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Randi Weingarten, JD, president, American Federation of Teachers.

Presentation topics at the conference will include:

  • Is Flextime a True Panacea for Work-Family Conflict and Women’s Health?
  • Social Media in the Workplace: Influences of Organizational Climate and Job Satisfaction.
  • Eating Your Feelings? Linking Employees’ Daily Workplace Stressors to Daily Eating Behaviors.
  • Designing the Age-Friendly Workplace.
  • The Emotionally Demanding Job and How It Leads to Counterproductive Work Behaviors.

This conference series addresses the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues; new forms of work organization; changing worker demographics; and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations. This year, the conference will give special attention to the concept of sustainability and the integral role of occupational safety and health in sustainable economic growth.