workplace flexibility campaign
As an Outreach Partner of Corporate Voices for Working Families' Workplace Flexibility Campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of flexibility, iwin is reaching out to businesses to seek your support in signing the Statement of Support for Expanding Workplace Flexibility. By signing the Statement, businesses express their support for flexibility principles in their organizations and in the wider business community. Please recognize your position as a Business Champion of Flexibility and join the campaign! Businesses who join the campaign enjoy a host of benefits and public recognition, including being invited to a series of National Dialogues on Workplace Flexibility being organized across the country by the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau.
kentucky aging workforce study
UK iwin and NIOSH are conducting a study of Kentucky employers to gain a better understanding of the issues and challenges they face as their workforce ages. Focus groups were conducted with employers in finance, government, defense, trade, healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing , non-profit and professional services industries. Specifically, employers were asked to share their needs and current practices related to the aging workforce. Results will be analyzed and shared with Kentucky employers.
creating healthy organizations in kentucky
iwin has recently completed a case study report about innovative and holistic health and wellness initiatives. This extensive report captures specific practices of Kentucky employers who are creating cultures of health and wellness in their organizations. This report, Creating Healthy Organizations: Promising Practices in Kentucky, is available for download here. If you have any questions about the report, please contact Jess Miller Clouser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iwin thanks the following 23 companies for their participation (in alphabetical order): Al J. Schneider Co.; Benefit Insurance Marketing; Central Bank; Central Baptist Hospital; City of Paducah; Community Trust Bank; Eastern Kentucky University; EQT Corporation; Farmers National Bank; Frankfort Regional Medical Center; GE Appliances & Lighting; Georgetown College; Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance; LG&E and KU; Logan Aluminum; Norton Healthcare; Papa John's International; R. J. Corman Railroad Group; SHPS, Inc.; University of Louisville; University of Kentucky; Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield).
thoroughbred worker health and safety study
The Latino population in the United States represents the largest minority population and is responsible for the highest percentage in US population growth in the past decade. Hispanics are estimated to comprise 14% of the US labor force yet disproportionately experience higher rates of occupational illness and injury than non-Hispanics.
Although research on the health of Latino farmworkers has been conducted within several sectors of agriculture, limited attention has been paid to workers in the horse production sector despite its size, economic importance and reliance on a Latino workforce. The horse farm industry and its workers stand to benefit from research that can improve the health of its workers. Therefore, the main objective of this 5-year, CDC-funded, research project is to improve the occupational health of Latino horse breeding workers. Specifically it will
1) delineate how work is organized on horse breeding farms in Kentucky;
determine the types of illness, injuries and near miss incidents experienced by Latino workers in horse breeding;
analyze the relationships of work organization variables to occupational health outcomes experienced by this population
4) create tools for both Latino horse workers and their managers to help improve the health and safety of this population.
innovative employer roundtable
The Innovative Employer Roundtable differs from iwin's other employer research collaborations because it not only engages employers in research, but it engages them in research-to-practice. Roundtable Partners can not only participate in the above research opportunities, but iwin has also developed an Innovative Employer Assessment that allows Partners to benchmark their policies and practices against other Roundtable Partners and against national data. By joining the Roundtable, Partners also have access to free webinars, workshops, semi-annual Roundtable meetings with local and national experts, as well as reduced fees on iwin training sessions and consultations. More information about the Innovative Employer Roundtable is available below.