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Integrating health and safety

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.

Total Worker Health®

Including better overall health in your safety plan is the only way to have zero workplace injuries. This integrated safety approach is called Total Worker Health®. 

Explore these Total Worker Health® tools for making it happen. And see our "Promote health" page for tips on specific topics like hydration, stress, and others.

Mapping your Total Worker Health® journey [PDF]
Total Worker Health® isn't rocket science, it just takes a little planning. Use this handy guide to chart your Total Worker Health® journey

Put safe and healthy habits within reach [PDF]
Set the stage for successful behavior change by improving the workplace environment, management practices, and culture.

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® [PDF]
Actions you can take right now to help nudge your organization toward Total Worker Health or refresh your existing efforts.

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. In particular, Fundamentals of Total Worker Health (TWH) Approaches: Essential Elements for Advancing Worker Safety, Health, and Well-being is an excellent resource for any organization ready to get started.

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
Links to additional resources, research, and wellness assessment tools.

Measuring your progress

Where do you start and how do you know you're making a difference? These resources will help you answer those questions.

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. 

The Do's and Don'ts of Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programs: Why Building a Culture of Health is a True Differentiator: (Virgin Pulse) [PDF]
Explore how to answer the return on investment (ROI) question and explain why you should be measuring value on investment (VOI) instead.     

Promoting employee health

Explore these resources for designing or selecting an effective health promotion program.

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

Walking into a workers' comp claim?
If an employee is injured while participating in a company-sponsored wellness program, is it compensable

Download posters to promote health and safety in your worksite.

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