WRSC Program: Integrating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Using Total Worker Health Approach
Western Reserve Safety Council
Topic: Integrating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Using Total Worker Health Approach
Speaker: Shanna Dunbar, Workplace Health, Inc.
About the Speaker: Shanna Dunbar, RN, COHN-S, brings over 25 years of occupational health experience. She the founder and President of Workplace Health Inc. focused on improving the health and productivity of employees.
Traditional occupational safety and health focuses on the goal of ensuring that workers leave at the end of the work day in the same condition that arrived. But what if we chose to focus on a goal of ensuring that a worker leaves at the end of the work day in a BETTER condition of health?
Looking for an easy way to start a wellness program at your company? As we know, this requires a change in company culture. Taking lessons learned from her work moving companies toward a culture of Safety, Shanna Dunbar, a Certified Occupational Health Nurse demonstrates how to leverage this toward creating a culture of health and well-being.
She is a Registered Nurse and board certified in Occupational Health Nursing as a Specialist. She has been a member on the State Board for the Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses (OAOHN) for the past 10 years and serves as State President 2014 to the present. She holds a Certificate in Workers’ Compensation Administration and Management from the University of California. Her educational preparation at UCLA in Kinesiology brings a particular expertise in Ergonomics and job analysis. She is a 2015 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, cohort 8. She is a current co-chair of the Health Ohio Business Council, Northeast Ohio. She has been involved with development and implementation of Drug Free Workplace programs since 1988 and has been certified by the BWC as a transitional work developer since 2001. See Full Biography