National Total Worker Health Agenda

September 2014
NIOSH Docket Number 275, CDC-2014-0014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces its publication of a National Agenda on Total Worker Health®. This Agenda is meant to stimulate innovative research, practical applications, policy guidance, and capacity-building of Total Worker Health practitioners to improve workplace practices as they relate to Total Worker Health. Total Worker Health 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.

Between September 23, 2014, and December 22, 2014, stakeholders were invited to provide input on the top priority issues to include in a draft version of the Agenda entitled the Proposed National Total Worker Health Agenda. Comments were made by mail, http://www.regulations.govexternal icon, and/or in-person at one of three town-hall sessions during the following two scientific meetings: The 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health and The Healthier Federal Workers Conference. Stakeholders provided a wealth of insightful comments that greatly helped to shape and add goals for this final Agenda.

To view the notice, NIOSH Response to Stakeholders’ Summarized Comments, and other related materials, visit http://www.regulations.govexternal icon and enter CDC-2014-0014 in the search field and click “Search.”

Background Information

Final Document: A National Agenda to Advance Total Worker Health Research, Practice, Policy, and Capacity pdf icon[PDF – 1M]

FR Notice Final: Notice of Issuance of final publication – FR Noticepdf iconexternal icon

Federal Register Notice pdf icon[PDF – 217K]

Draft Document: Proposed National Total Worker Health Agenda for Public Comment pdf icon[PDF – 349K]

Page last reviewed: December 23, 2014