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Total Worker Health®

Total Worker Health is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

Integrating health and safety

Total Worker Health®: online assessment tools [PDF] 
Find free resources to help your company get started on the path to integrating safety and wellness, and to track how you're doing over time. 

Preventing injuries by promoting health [PDF]
Studies show that a healthy, fit worker is also more alert and able to respond more quickly to unexpected events. Total Worker Health® is an initiative that can help create a healthier and a safer workforce.

100-plus ideas for Total Worker Health®: Actions you can take right now to help nudge your organization toward Total Worker Health or refresh your existing efforts

(h)Oops! [PDF]
If an employee is injured while participating in a company-sponsored wellness program, is it compensable?

Stand up for wellness [PDF]
Sitting for prolonged periods can lead to a variety of health risks, even if you exercise regularly.

Total Worker Health®  (NIOSH)
Learn more about Total Worker Health®, a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and advance health and well-being.

Total Worker Health® and Well-being (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
Links to additional resources, research, and wellness assessment tools

The Whole Worker (California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation)
Comprehensive guidelines for integrating occupational health and safety with workplace wellness

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHSU)
This NIOSH Center of Excellence resource focuses on effective interventions to promote and protect health, improve social support, and reduce job stress.

Employee health promotion

Workplace health promotion (CDC)
A variety of tools to help employers assess, design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs

Personal health

Are you getting enough water? [PDF]
Even minor dehydration can muddy your thinking, cause fatigue, and make injury more likely. Learn what you need to do to protect your employees—and yourself.

Getting healthy (American Heart Association)
Information to help kids, families, and communities get active and live heart-healthy lives

Health.gov (U.S. Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention)
Find information on dietary guidelines, physical activity guidelines, and other national health initiatives.

23½ hours (Dr. Mike Evans/Evans Health Lab)
Watch this animated video to learn about the single best thing you can do for your health.

Safety and health posters [PDF]