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YourWorkpath.com: A workplace safety, health, and well-being resource
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center has launched this new website. This user-friendly website houses and delivers tools and comprehensive toolkits to help employers design a healthier and safer workplace. YourWorkpath.com focuses on delivering low-and no-cost tools and toolkits for organizations of different sizes and industries. From human resource professionals and workplace safety managers to consultants and educators, users will find solutions to fit various settings.

NIOSH's National Total Worker® Health Agenda 
With the National Total Worker Health® (TWH) Agenda, NIOSH defines and prioritizes occupational safety and health research, practice, and prevention activities for the next decade. It articulates a variety of strategic goals, intermediate goals, and activity and output goals within the domains of Research, Practice, Policy, and Capacity-Building. 

Total Worker Health Essentials Video Series
Created by the University of Iowa’s Healthier Workforce Center, Total Worker Health Essentials features award-winning, small businesses in the Midwest sharing their experiences with programs that protect and promote worker health, safety, and well-being on and off the job. The free, eight-video series offers advice on topics including how to get started, low-cost solutions, and return on investment. 

NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
Based on studies examining shift work, long work hours, sleep, and circadian rhythms, NIOSH produced this two-part training program for nurses and their managers. It’s the product of several years of collaboration between professional healthcare organizations, academic groups, and other key stakeholders.

Part 1 covers health and safety risks associated with shift work and long work hours, including:

  • Fatigue-related injuries and deaths
  • Chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as diabetes, cancer, mood disorders, and adverse reproductive outcomes
  • Patient care errors and vehicle crashes that endanger the broader community

Part 2 offers strategies to reduce those risks. Nurses learn personal strategies, while managers learn to improve work schedule design and work organization.

This three-hour program is multi-media, interactive, self-paced, and available on desktop and mobile devices. Participants can earn continuing education certificates.

Working on Wellness Initiative
A partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, AdvancingWellness, Health Resources in Action, and University of Massachusetts Lowell, this initiative provides funding, training, technical assistance, and resources to help Massachusetts businesses create healthy work environments. Visit the Working on Wellness website for more information.

Center PIs Glorian Sorensen and Jack Dennerlein participated in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Working on Wellness Expert Series Webinars on December 6, 2017, presenting on: Improving Conditions of Work: What Impacts Worker Health?

The NIOSH Total Worker HealthTM Program: Seminal Research Papers 2012
In May 2012, NIOSH published a research compendium reviewing the scientific evidence for enhancing worker health through integrated worksite health promotion and occupational health and safety efforts. The paper introduced parameters for a research agenda aimed at improving worker health through such integrated and coordinated efforts.

Essential Elements
NIOSH developed The Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing to guide employers in creating workplace programs that sustain and improve worker health. Essential Elements identifies 20 components of a comprehensive, work-based health protection and health promotion program. It also provides guiding principles and practical direction.