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Practical Takeaways on Getting Started With Total Worker Health (AIHce EXP 2020 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at Virtual AIHce EXP 2020

Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a new and developing program concept that takes occupational safety and health to the next level to also address other workforce health concerns such as stress, chronic diseases, and working and living well into older age. A TWH program acknowledges that workplace safety and health risks are influenced by multiple factors such as environment, social conditions, and personal health behaviors (on and off the job). A TWH approach can enhance worker safety and well-being by making the work environment and work processes more health promoting. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has outlined defining elements of TWH including leadership commitment, eliminating health and safety hazards, worker engagement, protecting privacy, and integrating systems that advance worker well-being. This session provides an introduction to TWH and provides some TWH practices that you can easily implement in your organization.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the rationale for Total Worker Health practices in the workplace.
  • Describe the defining elements of a Total Worker Health program.
  • Provide examples of how a Total Worker Health approach can be used within an OSH program.
  • Identify the action steps to introduce Total Worker Health practices into a workplace.

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Jenn Cavallari, ScD, CIH
University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
United States of America