Free Safety Class at Safety Fest TN: Industrial Psychology – Worker Stress, Strain, and Burnout

Safety Fest TN is a week of over 100 safety & health classes, sessions and demonstrations – all FREE to everyone who registers! There’s more Safety Fest TN info below but for now…

On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at Noon, Dr. Matthew Shaffer will present Industrial Psychology – Worker Stress, Strain, and Burnout

The Instructor

Dr. Matthew Shaffer is a Research Associate with Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a non-profit consortium of more than 120 doctoral granting universities. He has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware, a M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Tennessee, as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has a broad range of research interests, but currently focuses primarily on leadership and employee engagement related to nuclear safety and security culture.

The Class

This presentation is intended to provide a brief overview of the industrial psychology pertaining to the study of stress for health and safety professionals. Health and safety professionals tend to focus on the physical elements of work design, such as ergonomics, when attempting to reduce stress and strain. While ergonomics play a key role, empirical psychological research includes a number of work design elements which can contribute to the reduction of stress and strain, as well. In this presentation, participants will learn about the industrial psychology field, how it relates to the study of stress, and how industrial psychological principles can be applied in the workplace with the overall goal of reducing the number of safety events related to strain or worker burnout.

Safety Fest TN

Safety Fest TN provides a week of free safety and health training annually in Oak Ridge, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and is dedicated to the mission of making the region the safest place to work and live in the United States. The classes, demonstrations, and sessions are free to all who register to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn safety and health skills.

The event will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019 at multiple locations in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the combined efforts small and large businesses; local, state, and federal agencies; colleges and universities; and non-profit organizations.

“Safety at work, at home, and in the community.”

Last year’s event included 110 free safety classes, sessions, and demonstrations. The 125 instructors and presenters were graciously provided by 105 organizations, just like yours, giving back to the community. Your organization can partner, sponsor or provide resources too – showing commitment to safety at work, at home, and in the community!

Class schedule has launched and online registration is available.

Exhibition spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available now!

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