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Friday, October 15, 2010

International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are going to conduct an International Conference on Commercial Truck and Bus/Motor coach Driver Health and Wellness on November 8-10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Conference will feature papers, presentations, posters, and discussion panels on current knowledge relating to the impacts of health factors on commercial driver job safety and performance and also this will document about the benefits and costs of exciting driver health and wellness programs by exploring relevant case studies.

Objectives of the Health and Wellness (H&W) Conference is expected to include:

  1. General review about the evidence-based benefits (both cost ROI and personal) of H&W programs for commercial drivers and their employers

    • Human Capital Strategy and cost benefits of H & W Programs

    • Case Studies of practices that works and which fails to work

    • Recent policy developments affecting health and wellbeing

  1. Learning about the latest research examining health issues that impact performance and safety of commercial drivers, namely:

    • Obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, diabetes etc

    • Physical fitness, diet and nutrition, smoking and tobacco prevention

    • Injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, sprains, pains

    • Psychological stress, mental health, depression

    • Work structure and organizational contributions to health issues

    • Aging, communicable diseases, sleep disorders

    • Disease management, access and delivery of needed health care

  1. Identifying best practices and other industry corporate experiences with H&W programs

    • Establishing corporate and personal health and wellness philosophy

    • How to make H&W changes, behavioral modification

    • Involvement of families in successful H&W initiatives

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