In Search of Well-being: Can we Enable Total Worker Health?
Work is a well-accepted social determinant of health. While efforts to protect workers from harm are necessary, there is a growing body of evidence that health protection alone is not sufficient to achieve and sustain world-class workforce performance. The concept of Total Worker Health® as a health promotion strategy will be reviewed along with implications for how we may come to view duty of care in the future.
Dr. Kenneth Lindemann is a board certified internist with more than 25 years of professional leadership experience helping multinational corporations integrate, mitigate and communicate occupational and global public health risks. From 1989 to 2011, Dr. Lindemann was a member of ExxonMobil’s global health leadership team, where he focused on strategic health management for new exploration ventures, mega-projects and oil & gas production operations in areas of the world challenged by public health risks and limited medical infrastructure. He is currently principal of shmAdvisors, LLC and serves as a strategic consultant to Corporate Medical Advisors; a team of experienced physicians dedicated to providing business-critical advice to entities concerned about managing health-related impacts on global operability, worker well-being and workforce productivity.