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J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec;55(12 Suppl):S8-11. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000037.

The NIOSH Total Worker Health™ program: an overview.

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From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Dr Schill), Washington, DC; and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Dr Chosewood), Atlanta, Ga.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this article was to provide an overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program that was launched by the institute in 2011.

METHODS:

This article describes the TWH™ concept, relevant issues, and the NIOSH Program. Examples of the concept are provided.

RESULTS:

Total Worker Health™ is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being.

CONCLUSIONS:

The NIOSH TWH™ Program responds to demands for information and practical solutions to the health, safety, and well-being challenges that workers and their employers face. It also addresses issues related to the nation's need to sustain a globally competitive workforce.

PMID:
24284752
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000037
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