Worker Well-being Takes Center Stage: Fireside Chat with the U.S. Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, participated in a fireside chat on the final day of the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®. Dr. Murthy joined Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, Director of the NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH) Program, for a conversation about protecting and promoting worker safety, health, and well-being. Prioritizing Mental Health The fireside chat began with an overview of the broader mental health crisis in the U.S. Dr. Murthy described disturbing trends in anxiety, depression, loneliness, and deaths by suicide seen across age groups. He stated that on average, it takes