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Taking a Total Worker Health® approach can help your organization create and sustain a culture that supports overall worker well-being.
Total Worker Health® (TWH) 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. It is a holistic, organization-wide approach to worker well-being. As stated by NIOSH, “The Total Worker Health® (TWH) approach prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers” and recognizes ". . . that work is a social determinant of health."
Understanding and applying TWH principles can help your organization move from a compliance focus to a risk-based approach to safety management. These principles help you consider not only the physical work environment, but also the physical and psychosocial work environment and their impact on workers. The resources provided here will help you better understand and use a TWH approach to prevent injuries and illnesses in your organization while also improving overall worker well-being.
There are a wide range of practical, evidence-based tools available to help you incorporate TWH into your safety management system. We’ve created basic, intermediate and advanced categories to help you identify which tools are most useful based on your current knowledge and program needs.
Resources for safety professionals seeking more detailed guidance, example/model programs and mentoring on how to implement Total Worker Health® in their workplace.
Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by ASSP does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Episode 15: Psychosocial Health and Safety
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