Using Total Worker Health® to Advance Worker Health and Safety

Edited by
September 2020
374 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-992-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-993-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Using Total Worker Health® to Advance Worker Health and Safety that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare
It is now recognized that workplace aspects (scheduling, shift work, physically demanding work, chemical exposure) not only increase the risk of injury and illness, but also impact health behaviors (smoking, physical activity) and health outcomes (sleep disorders and fatigue, obesity, musculoskeletal disorders). In turn, ill health and chronic conditions can affect performance at work, increasing risk for injury, absenteeism, and reduced productivity. In the past few decades, programs that expand the traditional focus of occupational safety and health to consider nontraditional work-related sources of health and well-being have been shown to be more effective than programs that separately address these issues. This Total Worker Health approach has been recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a method for protecting the safety and health of workers, while also advancing the overall well-being of these workers by addressing work conditions. This compendium presents work from an international collection of scholars exploring the relationship between workplace factors and worker safety, health, and well-being.  It provides guidance for improving the organization and design of work environments, innovative strategies for promoting worker well-being, and novel methods for exposing underlying occupational causes of chronic disease.
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© 2020 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
workplace bullying; quality of life; occupational health; work-to-family conflict; Korean workplaces; organizational intervention; health promotion; injury prevention; musculoskeletal; ergonomics; mixed-methods study; construction industry; safety management; health risk behaviors; occupational health; workplace safety; safety leadership; health promoting leadership; safety programs; health promotion; health protection; leadership; qualitative study; Perceived Occupational Health (POH); Job Demands-Control-Social Support (JD-R) model; professional accountants; work organization; dirty work; moral leadership; taint normalization; management consulting; burnout; psychometric properties; nursing; workforce demographics; health promotion; injury prevention; occupational health; home care workers; workplace; occupational; safety; health; well-being; dissemination; cognitive demands; occupational health; employee well-being; working conditions; health; job satisfaction; wellbeing; wellbeing misalignment; Millennials; work stress; productivity; impairment cost; stress management; employee characteristics; workplace health promotion; health and safety; cardiovascular disease; work environment; social capital; trust; Total Worker Health®; health behaviors; job stress; Total Worker Health®; occupational safety and health; worker well-being; turnover; employment duration; occupational injury; manufacturing; newly-hired workers; occupational wellbeing; performance; happy-productive worker; total worker health; breastfeeding; industry; workplace accommodations; work environment; work culture; work policy; health promotion; occupational health surveillance; young workers; training; Total Worker Health®; MTurk; health; safety; likeability; behavior change; Total Worker Health; participatory methods; program implementation; organizational readiness; process evaluation; logic model; workplace health management; total worker health; workplace health promotion; occupational health and safety; company reintegration management; return to work; cross-sectional survey; Germany; adolescent; hypertension; blood pressure; Hispanic; work; farmworker; occupational health; occupational safety and health; workplace health promotion; integration; participatory workplace program; process fidelity; program impact; sustainability; workplace health; wellness; governance; planning; barriers; survey; industry; ACA; precarious work; action learning; technical assistance; community-university partnership; policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change

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