Total Worker Health™ & Well-being

Total Worker Health™

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2015

Total Worker Health™ Essentials Videos

In a series of 8 short videos, business industry leaders share their experiences with designing, implementing and evaluating Total Worker Health programs, practices and policies.Created and provided by the University of Iowa Healthiest Center for Workforce Excellence.

(University of Iowa)
Aug 2015

Treating the Whole Person

The biopsychosocial piece of workers’ compensation and return-to-work is getting more and more attention. Aug. 2015 issue of Risk & Insurance.

(Risk & Insurance)
Feb 2015

Opportunities for Employers To Create a Safer and Healthier Workforce

An emerging body of evidence recognizes that separate approaches are not as effective as integrated approaches that consider worker safety, health, and well-being at work and beyond the workplace.

Dec 2014

Are you in an unhealthy office relationship? (PDF)

This infographic, provided by the Washington Post, illustrates how if you spend more waking hours in your office building than with your significant other, you and your workspace had better be a good match.

(Washington Post)
Nov 2014

November 2014 Symposium: Healthy Workplace Solutions - recorded webinar

Freely access the recorded webinar from the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science Fall Symposium on Healthy Workplace Solutions.

(Occupational Health Sciences)
Oct 2014

Promising and Best Practices in Total Worker Health: Workshop Summary (2014)

n May 2014, with support from NIOSH, the Institute of Medicine organized a workshop on Total Worker Health. Rather than a review of published literature, this workshop sought input from a wide variety of on-the-ground stakeholders regarding their experiences with integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion in the workplace. Promising and Best Practices in Total Worker Health is the summary of the discussions and presentations of the event. Download the PDF at no cost.

Aug 2014

Total Worker Health: Total Worker Health Practitioner Toolkit

This site serves as a guide for practitioners for creating or expanding organizational cultures of safety, health and well-being. Resources on this site will provide information on how to integrate health protection and health promotion practices, policies and systems.

Aug 2014

Infographic: Top Reasons to Create a New Pathway for a Safer and Healthier Workforce (PDF)

From NIOSH's Total Worker Health Program: Infographic: Top Reasons to Create a New Pathway for a Safer and Healthier Workforce.

Apr 2014

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center: Practitioner Resources

Access resources from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and other NIOSH Centers of Excellence for practitioners addressing Total Worker Health.

(Occupational Health Sciences)
Feb 2014

Video: Simple Steps for Creating an Organization of Health

NIOSH's Dr. L. Casey Chosewood on some early, simple steps employers can take towards integrating health protection and health promotion. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication #2013-159. Published Nov. 1, 2013.

Feb 2014

NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Webinar Series

Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the healthy, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) program is excited to present an all-new, free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the health—in every sense of the word—of workers everywhere.

May 2013

World Health Organization - Healthy Workplaces: A model for action (PDF)

The WHO healthy workplace model: a comprehensive way of thinking and acting that addresses: work-related physical and psychosocial risks; promotion and support of healthy behaviours;broader social and environmental determinants.

May 2013

The Challenge and Opportunity of Total Worker Health

This article, by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, summarizes Dr. Casey Chosewood's presentation on Total Worker Health at the AIHce 2013.

Jan 2012

Examining the value of integrating occupational health and safety and health promotion programs in the workplace (PDF)

Final report January 2005 by Ron Goetzel. This paper examines the Role of worker health as a key factor to increases in worker productivity, and the emergence of workplace organizational practices that support the integration of occupational heath, safety and productivity management programs.

Aug 2011

ACOEM Guidance Statement: Workplace Health Protection and Promotion (PDF)

ACOEM Guidance Statement: Workplace Health Protection and Promotion - A New Pathway for a Healthier and Safer Workforce (June 2011).

Aug 2011

EHS Today: Don't Separate Workplace Wellness Initiatives from Safety and Health Programs

This July 29, 2011 article by Laura Walter summarizes findings from a recent ACOEM paper on Workplace Health Protection and Promotion.

(EHS Today)
Jun 2011

NIOSH Total Worker Health™

This site, formerly NIOSH WorkLife, focuses on integrated approaches to safety and health for working people.

Dec 2010

The Whole Worker: Moving Ahead with Workplace Wellness (PDF)

Workplace Wellness: How to Address Both Occupational and Lifestyle Issues on the Job was the topic of a roundtable discussion convened by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) on July 16, 2008.

Nov 2008

NIOSH Worklife Initiative: Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing

The Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing, a key part of the NIOSH WorkLife Initiative, is intended as a guide for employers and employer-employee partnerships wishing to establish effective workplace programs that sustain and improve worker health.