“Health is a currency to invest in”
Modern workers face greater challenges
The third day of AIHce 2013 featured a General Session address by L. Casey Chosewood, MD, Senior Medical Officer for Total Worker Health™, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Chosewood informed attendees that exposures facing the modern worker are more challenging than ever before. He also emphasized that whether physical, environmental, psychological, social, cultural, familial, communal, or a combination of these, addressing today’s exposures requires swift action, a high level of professional judgment, and broader perspectives.
“Health is a currency that allows you to save up, to invest, and then to have it, to do what it is you want to do with your life. That’s how we should be talking to people about health,” said Chosewood.
He added, “When you talk about numbers to the people you serve every day, I want you to add in a sentence that says this is important because it will get you home safe every day.”