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Total Worker Health® 2014–2018: The Novel Approach to Worker Safety, Health, and Well-Being Evolves

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 395 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20201, USA
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1150 Tusculum Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(3), 321; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030321
Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Using Total Worker Health® to Advance Worker Health and Safety)
Background: The objective of this article is to provide an overview of and update on the Office for Total Worker Health® (TWH) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH). Methods: This article describes the evolution of the TWH program from 2014 to 2018 and future steps and directions. Results: The TWH framework 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. Conclusions: The CDC/NIOSH TWH program continues to evolve in order to respond to demands for research, practice, policy, and capacity building information and solutions to the safety, health, and well-being challenges that workers and their employers face. View Full-Text
Keywords: Total Worker Health®; occupational safety and health; worker well-being Total Worker Health®; occupational safety and health; worker well-being
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Tamers, S.L.; Chosewood, L.C.; Childress, A.; Hudson, H.; Nigam, J.; Chang, C.-C. Total Worker Health® 2014–2018: The Novel Approach to Worker Safety, Health, and Well-Being Evolves. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 321.

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