Subjects of Interest to Total Worker Health™
Healthy Aging at Work
A NIOSH Topic page that includes a broad overview of safety and health outcomes associated with aging and work; simple, actionable strategies for promoting an age-friendly workplace; and additional resources for a safe and healthy workforce across the lifespan.
NIOSH Science Blog: Safer and Healthier at Any Age: Strategies for an Aging Workforce
Medscape Article: When It Comes to Work, How Old Is Too Old?
Find out how you can help your older -- but still working -- patients stay on the job.
CDC Topic: Arthritis
TWH™ Exclusive Article: Privacy and Security of Employees’ Health Data in the Era of Electronic Health Records
Diabetesatwork.org Provides resources for businesses looking into worksite wellness programs focusing on diabetes. Includes access to a diabetes cost calculator, information encouraging businesses to invest in these programs and steps to take to begin a diabetes wellness program. Also includes success stories of businesses and government offices that have implemented diabetes wellness programs.
Information from the American Diabetes Association about ways to increase diabetes awareness in the workplace, as well as a link to a guide about how to implement a multi-pronged workplace diabetes program.
Economics and Cost Effectiveness
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
TWH™ Exclusive Article: Ergonomics: Fitting the Job for Total Worker Health™
NIOSH Science Blog: Joint Pain in the Workplace
NIOSH Topic: Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Health Status Reports by Industry
Series of NIOSH reports developed to describe the prevalence of disability and morbidity among current workers within eight sectors. Survey data from the years 1997–2007 were used to describe the five aspects of worker’s health, including (1) health status, (2) physical activity limitations or disability, (3) prevalent chronic conditions (cancer, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and severe psychological distress); (4) access to and use of health care services; and (5) health risk factors or behaviors. The report was developed as a descriptive resource to supplement ongoing research, and guide occupational health research and research-to-practice activities within industry.
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector
- Construction Sector
- Manufacturing Sector
- Mining Sector
- Services Sector
- Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities Sector
- Wholesale Retail Trade Sector
NIOSH Topic: Workplace Violence
Organization of Work
NIOSH Science Blog: NIOSH Takes a Stand
NIOSH Science Blog: VHA’s Success for Increasing Movement at Work
Return to Work - Veterans
NIOSH Medscape Article: Mission Critical: Getting Vets With PTSD Back to Work
Sleep and Fatigue
TWH™ Exclusive Article: Can Enough Zzzz’s Prevent Disease?
NIOSH Science Blog: Sleep, Pain and Hospital Workers
NIOSH Science Blog: NIOSH Research on Work Schedules and Work-related Sleep Loss
NIOSH Science Blog: Sleep and Work
NIOSH Medscape Article: Running on Empty: Fatigue and Healthcare Professionals
Personal and patient safety are threatened by sleepiness and fatigue in healthcare workers. What can be done to reverse this trend?
Radio Podcast: Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue http://www.breakthroughresults.org/Talk_Radio___Podcast.html
TWH™ Exclusive Article: The light bulb moment: first conversation about TWH™
TWH™ Exclusive Article: Policy Considerations for Lowering Stress in the Workplace
NIOSH Medscape Article: Alleviating Job Stress in Nurses
Stress seems to come with the practice of nursing, but the consequences are too serious to ignore.
NIOSH Topic: Work-Related Stress
An Employer’s Guide to Workplace Substance Abuse: Strategies and Treatment Recommendations [PDF - 522.96 MB] A guide for employers that offers practical solutions for addressing substance abuse in the workplace. Includes information about policy change, insurance plans, and education in the workplace.
NIOSH Topic: Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace
CDC Worksite Health Promotion Topic: Tobacco Cessation in the Workplace
CDC Healthier Worksite Topic: Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace
Provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus initiative that includes both policy and comprehensive smoking cessation services employees. Information is based on the CDC's experience creating the Tobacco Free Health and Human Services initiative.
The National Business Group on Health website entitled "Tobacco: The Business of Quitting". Provides information about tobacco and helps employers establish quit policies and practices at the worksite.
A manual [PDF - 406.17 KB] developed by Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy to encourage professionals in all disciplinary areas to promote smoking cessation. Provides information about implementing policies, working with health insurance companies, and deciding on an overall approach to smoking cessation.
NIOSH Topic: Work Schedules
Workplace Health Promotion
CDC Topic: Workplace Health Promotion
Workplace Obesity Prevention
TWH™ Exclusive Article: Employer Support for Work Family Balance Reduces Health and Safety Risk
NIOSH Topic: Young Workers
NIOSH Science Blogs: http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/category/young-workers/
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