Publications and Reports

The publications and resources on this page identify frameworks, solutions, and relevant research for comprehensive programs to improve worker safety, health, and well-being. The resources below include research findings and data that support using an integrated approach, practical solutions to occupational safety and health issues, and discussions on the characteristics of Total Worker Health® strategies.

Guiding Frameworks
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  • Fundamentals of Total Worker Health®Approaches: Essential Elements for Advancing Worker Safety, Health, and Well-being
    This workbook prioritizes a hazard-free work environment and outlines the five defining elements of a Total Worker Health (TWH) approach.
  • The NationalTotal Worker Health® Agenda 
    This document is intended to define and prioritize occupational safety and health research, practice, and prevention activities related to TWH for 2016-2026. The document includes a variety of strategic goals, intermediate goals, and activity/output goals within the domains of Research, Practice, Policy, and Capacity-Building.
  • Edited Volume: Total Worker Heath
    The edited volume, Total Worker Health, provides an overview of the historical development of the concept and field of TWH. The 17-chapter volume summarizes the theory and research making the case for integrative workplace prevention strategies, highlighting the relationship between occupational risk factors and risks beyond the workplace.
Workplace Solutions
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Publications from the NIOSH Centers of Excellence for TWH
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NIOSH funds six academic Centers of Excellence for TWH (Centers), which are hubs for TWH-related research and practice. The Centers build the scientific evidence base needed to develop new solutions for complex occupational safety and health issues. Find publications from each Center here:

Select Publications Featuring TWH Authors
Related Resources
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NIOSH Science Blog

Read TWH specific blogs and exchange ideas on various workplace safety and health topics with leading researchers from NIOSH.

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Find publications, grant reports, documents, and journal articles relevant to the TWH approach in this searchable biographic database.

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Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation Resources

Discover tools to help your organization create and sustain a culture aligned with the TWH approach.