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 Center for Health, Work & Environment from the Colorado School of Public Health 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 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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 represents a partnership of the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Nebraska Safety Council. 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
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
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