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Healthy workplaces.

Authors
Heidel DS; Chosewood LC; Gillen M; Schulte P; Wagner G; Wallingford KM; York L
Source
Making healthy places: designing and building for health, well-being, and sustainability. Dannenberg AL, Frumkin H, Jackson RJ eds. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2011 Jan; :188-202
NIOSHTIC No.
20039922
Abstract
Workplace design strongly impacts the health, safety, and well-being of workers. Using a life cycle approach and eliminating hazards and minimizing risks to workers who construct, maintain, operate, and occupy the workplace built environment will reduce occupational injuries and illnesses related to design factors. In addition, the workplace can be designed to facilitate and encourage healthy behaviors. Considering that the time spent in the workplace is second only to the time spent in the home, designing workplaces to both protect and promote the health of the worker is a public health opportunity.
Keywords
Engineering; Engineering-controls; Environmental-control; Environmental-engineering; Environmental-factors; Environmental-health; Environmental-technology; Health-engineering; Indoor-environmental-quality; Public-health; Qualitative-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Construction-industry
Publication Date
20110101
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Dannenberg AL; Frumkin H; Jackson RJ
Fiscal Year
2011
ISBN No.
9781597267267
Identifying No.
B11232011
NIOSH Division
EID; OD; DSHEFS
Priority Area
Services; Construction; Manufacturing
Source Name
Making healthy places: designing and building for health, well-being, and sustainability
State
OH; DC; WA; CA; GA; MA
Page last reviewed: November 4, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division