NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program, Program Performance One Pager (PPOP)

July 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-198
2017-198 Cover

At-A-Glance

The NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program seeks to improve the design of work, work environments, management practices, and organizational policies in order to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. This snapshot shows recent accomplishments and upcoming work.

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program seeks to advance worker safety, health, and well-being by improving the organization of work. ”Organization of work” is the combination of work processes (the way jobs are designed and performed) and the organizational practices (management and production methods and human resource policies) that influence those processes. The program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia on these areas:

  • Reducing job stress and stress-related illnesses and injuries through improved understanding of the risks associated with the changing organization of work.
  • Identifying the economic factors that affect worker safety, health, and well-being; and assessing the economic value of prevention activities that lead to the biggest improvement in worker safety, health, and well-being for the least cost.
  • Advancing the safety, health, and well-being of workers by increasing the number of work environments that adopt evidence-based Total Worker Health® (TWH) approaches.
Page last reviewed: September 6, 2017