The research team will use LawAtlas to create a dataset systematically reviewing and analyzing existing state laws and regulations relating to workplace wellness programs. Congress revised the federal law related to employer-based wellness programs, which has spurred national interest that such programs can prevent and control chronic disease and health care costs. However, many gaps and outstanding concerns with the federal law exist, such as a lack of requirement to show program efficacy and concerns over voluntariness.
Occupational Safety and Health
In an industrialized society, health risks are often hidden where we work, play, and learn. These risks can result in acute injuries or exposure to pathogens, such as asbestos and lead. Laws influence regulation of safety, construction, maintenance and sanitation of public and private places.