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Guidelines for Implementing Integrated Programs

The following select papers provide guidance to help workplaces implement programs that support Total Worker Health®. These resources provide frameworks and strategies for implementation, including issues related to planning, management systems, and evaluation.

The list is in reverse chronological order. Hyperlinks are provided for NIOSH-funded or public publications.

Fundamentals of Total Worker Health® Approaches: Essential Elements for Advancing Worker Safety, Health, and Well-being
This newly released workbook prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers and outlines the five defining elements of the Total Worker Health approach.

Using Total Worker Health® Concepts to Reduce the Health Risks from Sedentary Work
Recommends an integrated approach to addressing sedentary work environments with an emphasis on organizational practices that can reduce the risks associated with sedentary work.

Using Total Worker Health® Concepts to Enhance Workplace Tobacco Prevention and Control
NIOSH Workplace Solutions; 2015
Worksite health promotion programs designed to improve worker health, such as those that help workers stop or reduce tobacco use, have traditionally focused on individual factors and not taken work-related exposures and hazards into account.

CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Program
Center for Promotion and Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW); 2013
Online tool to help organizations implement a participatory and integrated approach to health, safety, and wellness programs.

SafeWell Practice Guidelines: An Integrated Approach to Worker Health
Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Work, Health, and Well-Being; 2012
The purpose of the SafeWell Practice Guidelines is to provide a model, strategies, and resources for integrated approaches to worker health that foster strategic coordination of policies, programs, and practices designed to simultaneously prevent work-related injuries and illnesses and enhance overall health and wellbeing at work and home.

The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational health and Safety with Workplace Wellness Programs
State of California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC); 2010
Educational material based on a roundtable discussion convened by the CHSWC on how to combine workplace wellness programs with occupational health and safety.

Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA
Institute of Medicine; 2005
Reviews the occupational health programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and makes recommendations for future worksite preventive health programs at the agency.