Worksheet to Help You Get Started on Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
This worksheet was adapted from The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety with Workplace Wellness Programsby Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations.
- What are the issues at your workplace?
Conduct a Workplace Health Assessment, gathering information from various sources:
- Site visits
- Employee surveys
- Health benefits
- Health care claims
- CDC Health Score Card
- Choose the issue (or issues) to be addressed
Why was this issue selected?
- High interest to your workforce?
- Shown to be a high cost factor?
- Who will be involved?
- Loss control
- Workers’ compensation
- Employee health
- Occupational safety and health
- Brainstorm options:
- How can we make the workplace safer and healthier?
- How can we support individual wellness efforts?
- Prioritize options from the organizational and individual categories.
Criteria to consider:
- Cost-effectiveness of the option
- Staff commitment necessary
- Length of time needed to implement
- Evidence base behind the option
- Identify resources
What resources are available? What resources are needed?
- Buy in
What are the barriers, and how can they be addressed?
- Set up a workplan and timeline
Does everyone involved in the workplan have a clear idea of their role and expectations?
How will we measure success or return on investment?
- Participation rates
- Engagement or retention rates
- Injury/illness rates
- Workers compensation costs
- Medical costs
- Sick leave, etc.
For more information about how to conduct a workplace health assessment, see the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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