TOTAL WORKER HEALTH

Simple Steps to Get Started

Even small steps can put an organization on path toward a safer and healthier workforce. The following package of Simple Steps to Get Started is intended to provide the basics for getting started on an organizational approach that advances worker well-being.

First, review NIOSH Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing. This document, a key part of Total Worker Health®, is intended as a guide for employers and employer-employee partnerships wishing to establish effective workplace programs that sustain and improve worker health. It includes foundational principles and safeguards in moving a workforce towards a state of total worker health, including protecting employee privacy and avoiding incentives that can penalize workers.

After understanding these guiding principles and necessary protections, review Ideas You Can Implement Right Now, and print the Worksheet to Help You Get Started. Combined, these two resources provide concrete ideas and steps to help you begin developing an integrated approach that creates an organizational culture of safety, health and well-being.

Simple Steps to Get Started

  1. NIOSH Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing
    A document that identifies twenty components of a comprehensive work-based safety and health and includes both guiding principles and practical direction for organizations seeking to develop effective workplace programs.
  2. Ideas You Can Implement Right Now to Integrate Protection and Promotion of Worker Well-Being
    This page provides low-cost, easily achievable ideas to support Total Worker Health.
  3. Worksheet to Help You Get Started on Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
    Easy-to-read steps help you begin more systematically planning an integrated approach in your workplace.