Total Worker Health Resources
On this page you will find resources from the Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health and the Illinois-based Total Worker Health Affiliates.
NIOSH funds six Centers of Excellence (Centers) to conduct research on the concepts of Total Worker Health. The Centers advance knowledge by building the scientific evidence base through research and practice that aims to improve the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. To learn more about the Centers of Excellence click here.
The mission of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate Program is to foster an integrated approach to protecting and promoting worker well-being through collaborations with not-for-profit and government organizations. To learn more about the Affiliate Program click here.
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Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® Resources California Labor Lab The mission of the California Labor Lab is to extend the pursuit of health and safety for workers in traditional employment to those in a wide range of alternative arrangements in partnership with affected communities. The Labor Lab is designed to document the extent to which these new forms of work are being used, to gauge their effect on the health of the working age population of the State, and to engage with workers, employers, and policymakers to mitigate these effects.
The California Work & Health Survey
Pilot Grant Program
Carolina Center for Healthy Work Design and Worker Well-Being The Carolina Center for Healthy Work Design and Worker Well-Being aims to generate new knowledge and improve worker health, safety and well-being in North Carolina, the southeast region, and the nation. They have a special focus on essential workers and the impact of working conditions on health outcomes. The Center includes opportunities for research (including pilot funding), outreach and education activities, and opportunities for networking across multiple disciplines. We are interested in understanding and improving work and working conditions for everyone.
Rural and Urban Clinician Well-being and Targeted Improvement Interventions During COVID-19
Total Worker Health Approach to Reduce Falls and Advance Fall Protection in Firefighters
Graduate Certificate in Total Worker Health
Center for Health, Work & Environment The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health educates future leaders, conducts research, and designs practical solutions to occupational health and safety challenges with their partners. Provided below are some trainings and practices from the Center for Health, Work & Environment.
International Total Worker Health®
Total Worker Health® Leadership Programs
Certificate in Total Worker Health®
Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) conducts research to evaluate the health benefits, obstacles and cost effectiveness of workplace programs that integrate occupational health and safety with other measures to enhance worker well-being. Provided below are some of CPH-NEW's programs and employee resources.
Healthy Workplace Participatory Program Toolkit
Continuing Education: Ergonomics in Healthcare
Corrections Officer Health Resources
Center for Work, Health and Well-being To expand the evidence supporting an integrated approach and to develop the resources to apply it, the Center targets the following four key areas: Conducting groundbreaking research, Disseminating evidence-based practices, Shaping workplace and public policy, and Building organizational capacity. Provided below are some resources from the Center for Work, Health and Well-being.
Guidelines for Implementing an Integrated Approach
Workplace Integrated Safety and Health (WISH) Assessment
Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest The Center was established in 2006 and is built upon extensive investigator experience in occupational health and safety, ergonomics, and health promotion. Provided below are some resources from the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest.
Resources for Protecting Young Agricultural Workers
The Johns Hopkins POE Total Worker Health® Center (POE Center)r The Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health® Center (POE Center) was established to focus on work-related mental health issues and solutions. The POE Center is dedicated to improving the mental health of the nation’s workforce through research, education, outreach, and evaluation activities that integrate Psychosocial factors, Organizational conditions, and Environmental exposures as key domains of worker health. The POE Center focuses on mental health and substance use prevention and treatment among workers in several broad cohorts including health care workers and veterinarians, frontline and essential workers, and workers spanning the food system.
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center aims to improve the health, safety, and well-being of workers through effectiveness research, collaboration with partner organizations, and dissemination of evidence-based programs. Provided below are some resources from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.
YourWorkpath Tools and Toolkits
Podcast: What's Work Got To Do With It?
Health Impacts Safety Toolbox and Safety Meeting Guides
Utah Center for Promotion of Work Equity Research (U-POWER) U-POWER envisions work and workplaces that are safe, healthy, and equitable. The mission of U-POWER is to create a sustainable community of practice that changes the conditions of work and advances Total Worker Health through research and outreach. U-POWER is dedicated to community engagement, including outreach, services, and community-involved research.
Towards Total Worker Health Among Environmental Service Workers
Incorporating Worksite Interventions in Safety and Health: Building Capacity for Total Worker Health
Occupational Health Discourses about the Role of Power in Work Equity
Organizations Resources American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) ACOEM's Resource Center includes webinars, links for national resources, mental health resources and a Peer-reviewed COVID-19 Q&A as it relates to the practice of occupational and environmental medicine. Tune in on September 11,12, and 13 for ACOEM's second Virtual Symposium, "Working Safely in the COVID-19 Era: Case Studies and Lessons Learned!
ACOEM COVID-19 Resource Center
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) AIHA's Coronavirus Outbreak Resource Center is updated daily with links to official sources regarding public health resources available for industrial hygienists, occupational safety & health scientists, public health officials, and others working to support front-line workers and personnel fighting the pandemic.
AIHA Coronavirus Outbreak Resource Center
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) ASSP's resource page includes webinars, podcasts, discussion forums and online education courses on returning to work safely during this pandemic.
ASSP Latest Resources for COVID-19
ASSP has also identified three focus areas of research that would better define and describe the value of the OSH profession and additional research priority areas that are of interest to the safety of the community.
ASSP Safety Research Agenda
International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, provides resources to help cleaning industry professionals understand how to properly clean and safely disinfect for the novel coronavirus. A variety of resources offered by ISSA include infographics, online training courses, and the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program.
ISSA Resource Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Extramural Center's COVID-19 Response Many of the NIOSH-funded Centers have been involved in responding to COVID-19 issues related to workers, employers, students and occupational safety and health professionals. This site contains tools, activities, webinars, research, and training from 25 NIOSH-funded centers.
NIOSH Extramural Center's COVID-19 Response
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science Blogs The following blogs on worker safety and health were recently translated into other languages:
Managing Fatigue During Times of Crisis: Guidance for Nurses, Managers, and Other Healthcare Workers
Proper N95 Respirator Use for Respiratory Protection Preparedness
Work-related Fatigue Reaches Beyond the Workplace
Translations (other than Spanish)
National Safety Council (NSC): Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) National Safety Council's SAFER resources include vulnerability assessments, employee surveys, SAFER Solutions Directory, health and safety materials, webinar series, and panel discussions.
SAFER Guides Employers as U.S. Ponders Reopening
Women in Safety and Excellence (WISE) Dozens of participants in the WISE community collaborated to create this resource document which includes a Return to Work Matrix, infographics, links to national resources, and examples of plans to return to work.
WISE Return to Work Matrix