Opportunities for Employers To Create a Safer and Healthier Workforce

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Occupational safety and health programs and workplace health promotion efforts traditionally have operated in silos—that’s finally changing. An emerging body of evidence recognizes that separate approaches are not as effective as integrated approaches that consider worker safety, health, and well-being at work and beyond the workplace. Today, more employers are making the connection that a safe, healthy, and engaged workforce affects their bottom line.

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