Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation Tools

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How safe and healthy is your work environment? Do you have the tools you need to develop a cohesive workplace safety, health, and well-being program?

This page provides resources to help your organization create and sustain a workplace culture aligned with Total Worker Health® approaches.

How to Use These Tools

Some tools in this list offer information on protection from work-related safety and health hazards, while others focus on the promotion of additional practices to advance worker well-being. For this reason, individuals who plan, assess, and evaluate their efforts are encouraged to consider multiple resources when developing solutions specific to the needs of their organization.

About the Tools

This list features resources that can support the planning, assessment, and evaluation of programs, policies, and practices aligned with a Total Worker Health (TWH) approach. This non-exhaustive list of free, publicly available sample resources is provided for general knowledge and guidance. The icons shown in the description of each resource (also shown below) are provided to easily identify tools with information specific to planning, assessment, or evaluation.

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Examples of Resources for Planning, Assessing, and Evaluating Total Worker Health Programs, Policies and Practices

Types of Tools

Do you know what kind of tool you need? The tools in the above list can be used as examples of resources for planning, assessing, and evaluating TWH programs, policies, and practices. Continue reading to find out how the different tools can be used.

Planning Tools

Planning tools for programs, policies, and practices are essential for developing a strong TWH initiative. The list above provides guidelines and strategies that can help you develop integrated health protection efforts to improve worker health and well-being.

Assessment Tools

Tools to assess workplace safety and health can help establish a baseline for organizations to improve worker well-being. The list above highlights assessment tools to consider when developing a cohesive workplace safety, health, and well-being program. Some of the featured resources focus primarily on workplace safety or worker health, individually. These resources can be combined with others to provide a more comprehensive organizational assessment.

Evaluation Tools

Program evaluation is an essential element of effective, comprehensive workplace programs that aim to protect and improve worker safety, health, and well-being. You can use the evaluation tools listed above to assess an organization’s activity, program, or policy. Evaluation results can drive program improvement by providing key decision-makers with the reliable information needed to support decisions for change [CDC 2017].

Employers may be at different stages in implementing a TWH initiative. Routine program evaluation helps employers both monitor progress in implementing TWH approaches and make informed decisions about how to proceed in the future [Sorenson et al. 2013]. The list above provides resources that may be helpful in evaluating a TWH initiative.

References

CDC [2017]. A Framework for Program Evaluation. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm.

[Sorensen et al. 2013]. Integration of health protection and health promotion: Rationale, indicators, and metrics. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. Journal article. J Occup Environ Med., 55(12 Suppl), S12-8, doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000032external icon.