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.

Online training
Total Worker Health®
Including better overall health in your safety plan is the best way to have zero workplace injuries. This integrated safety approach is called Total Worker Health®. Covering topics such as stress, fatigue, nutrition, physical activity, hydration, and tobacco, this training module provides numerous ideas for how to improve the safety and health of your workers.
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Mapping your Total Worker Health® journey
This interactive eLearning module breaks down the steps for integrating health and safety at your organization. Watch success stories and practice the process for yourself.
Duration 60 minutes | Watch now

Supporting materials:
Mapping your Total Worker Health® journey handout


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

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.

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.

Train your brain: For safer decisions, pause and think (Spanish) [PDF] 
This handout explains how you can train your brain to work safely and prevent injuries.

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.

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

YourWorkpath (Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence, which is part of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
This site provides toolkits and resources to help you create a culture of safety, health, and well-being.

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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