Total Worker Health™ & Well-being


Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2015

The Business Benefits of a Healthy Workforce

New paper finds companies with “strong health, safety, and environmental programs” outperformed the S&P 500.

(Harvard School of Public Health)
Sep 2015

ACOEM Guidance: Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace (PDF)

To better understand how integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace has evolved and establish a replicable, scalable framework for advancing the concept with a system of health and safety metrics, modeled after the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Aug 2015

The epidemic of chronic disease and understanding epigenetics | Kent Thornburg | TEDxPortland

This compelling TED talk is delivered by OHSU's Dr. Kent Thornburg on the epidemic of chronic disease.

Jul 2015

Emphasize employee well-being as much as productivity, says study June 24, 2015 by Jeff Dodge

Workplaces that value employees' safety and well-being as much as company productivity yield the greatest rewards, according to a study done by researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Public Health.

Jun 2015

Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Practices

A Report by WorldatWork,Underwritten by HealthMine March 2015. This report summarizes the results of a December 2014 survey of WorldatWork members.

(World at Work)
Feb 2015

A workplace intervention improves sleep: results from the randomized controlled Work, Family, and Health Study

This study by The Work, Family, and Health Network Study was publishedin the journal Sleep Health, the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.

(National Sleep Foundation)
Feb 2015

Mapping The Most Stressful Places In Life To Figure Out How Stress Is Killing Us

A new wearable device aims to pinpoint exactly when and where our stress is ruining our lives.

(Fast Company)
Nov 2013

Let's Get Healthy!

We are an education and research program from Oregon Health & Science University that travels around the state to help the public learn about their health. Explore the data from our events to see what they tell us about the the health of our communities.

(Occupational Health Sciences)
Sep 2013

Healthy Workplace: Good for Workers, Good for Business

This article discusses the research illustrating that healthy people working in a healthy environment are central to business success.

(This Day Live)
Aug 2013

CWCI Research Examines Effect of AMA's Reclassification of Obesity on California WC

A new California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) report suggests that the number of work injury claims involving obesity could increase sharply, along with the associated costs, following the recent vote by the American Medical Association (AMA) to reclassify obesity as a treatable disease.

Jun 2013

NIOSH Science Blog: How Does Work Affect the Health of the U.S. Population?

This NIOSH Science Blog uses data from the 2010 NHIS-OHS to address how work affects the health of the U.S. population.

Jun 2013

Sleep and Shift Work: Impact on Health, Safety and Productivity (recorded webinar)

This symposium was sponsored by CROET on June 14, 2013 at Oregon Health & Science University.

(Occupational Health Sciences)
May 2013

Total Worker Health Symposium Proceedings (Nov. 29, 2012)

The 2012 Total Worker Health Symposium featured research presented by each of the four National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ Program Centers of Excellence, representatives from NIOSH, several national and state experts, and a panel on providing affordable health care to Iowa employers and employees.

(University of Iowa)
Mar 2013

Discounts on Healthy Foods Can Improve Diet Quality; First Result From a National Program

Lowering the costs of healthy foods in supermarkets increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods that people eat, while also appearing to reduce consumption of nutritionally less-desirable foods, according to research from the RAND Corporation.

(The Lund Report)
Jan 2013

E-fact 65: Employers' Motivation to Carry out Workplace Health Promotion: A summary of a literature review

The report that this factsheet summarises presents the findings of a literature review that aims to identify the key reasons, arguments and motivations for employers to carry out workplace health promotion initiatives, and discusses some of the associated challenges and obstacles.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Jan 2013

E-fact 64: Employees' Motivation to Participate in Workplace Health Promotion: Summary of a literature review

The aim of the report that this factsheet summarizes was to conduct a review of the available literature to identify the motivating factors for employees to participate in WHP.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Nov 2012

Obesity/Overweight and the Role of Working Conditions: A Qualitative, Participatory Investigation (PDF),%20Embargoed%20until%2011-13.pdf

This study, performed by the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, investigated whether lower-income workers perceived any factors in the workplace that have an effect on their weight status.

(UMass Lowell)
Nov 2012

Whirlpool Adds Onsite Health Teams to Tackle Presenteeism

This article in Workforce illustrates successes of an organization tackling costs related to presenteeism.

Oct 2012

Reducing Occupational Sitting Time and Improving Worker Health: The Take-a-Stand Project, 2011

Prolonged sitting time is a health risk. We describe a practice-based study designed to reduce prolonged sitting time and improve selected health factors among workers with sedentary jobs.

Oct 2012

Health and productivity as a business strategy: a multiemployer study.

This links to the abstract to this article as published in J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Apr;51(4):411-28.

Sep 2012

EH&S Today: Study: Workplace Wellness Programs Cut Costs and Improve Health

A new study shows that workplace wellness programs may improve employee health, increase worker productivity and cut costs for employers (9/5/2012).

(EHS Today)
May 2012

The NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Program: Seminal Research Papers 2012

In this paper, we review the scientific evidence for coordinating and integrating worksite health promotion and occupational health and safety as a means of enhancing the effectiveness of efforts to promote and protect worker health.

Jan 2012

Examining the value of integrating occupational health and safety and health promotion programs in the workplace (PDF)

Final report January 2005 by Ron Goetzel. This paper examines the Role of worker health as a key factor to increases in worker productivity, and the emergence of workplace organizational practices that support the integration of occupational heath, safety and productivity management programs.

Jan 2012

Energizing Workplace Wellness Programs: The Role of Incentives, Rewards and Recognition

This July 2011 publication by Allan Schweyer, Center for Human Capital Innovation & Chair, Enterprise Engagement Alliance summarizes the current state of wellness programs and the use of incentives and rewards.

Dec 2011

A Conceptual Framework for Integrating Workplace Health Promotion and Occupational Ergonomics Programs (PDF)

This publication in Public Health Reports 2009 is authored by Laura Pnnett, Martin Cherniack,

Nov 2011

Smoke-Free Workplaces Reduce Heart Attacks, Study Says

Mayo Clinic researchers have amassed additional evidence that secondhand smoke kills and smoke-free workplace laws save lives, reports OH&S.

Nov 2011

Research to Reality

Research to Reality is an online community of practice designed to bring together cancer control practitioners and researchers to discuss moving evidence-based programs into practice.

May 2011

MMWR: Contribution of Occupational Physical Activity Toward Meeting Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines - United States, 2007

This issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report addresses the portion of occupational physical activity meeting daily physical activity guidelines.

Jan 2011

How Obesity Increases the Risk of Disabling Workplace Injuries (PDF)

This study, provided by NCCI Holdings, Inc., advances previous research by analyzing the differences in outcomes between workplace injuries with ?obese? and ?non-obese claims.

Jul 2010

Ergonomics Today: New Study - Time Spent Sitting Linked to Higher Risk of Death

This July 23, 2010 quick news article summarizes study released by the American Cancer Society in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Jun 2010

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders (PDF)

This report was supported by a cooperative agreement between the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), with assistance from the faculty of Or- egon Health & Science University, to examine the issue of sleep dep- rivation and fire fighters and EMS responders.

Jun 2010

PHLAME - Center for Health Promotion Research

In 1998 the National Institutes of Health funded 14 studies to assess new ways to promote healthy lifestyles. The original PHLAME (Promoting Healthy Living: Assessing More Effects) study was one of those programs, and it examined different ways to promote health among fire fighters. More than 600 fire fighters from Oregon and SW Washington participated. Fire stations were placed in one of three groups: 1) testing and results only, 2) testing and individual health coaching using Motivational Interviewing and 3) testing and a Team program, with each shift at a station being its own team.

Feb 2010

Reaching for a Healthier Life: Facts on Socioeconomic Status and Health in the U.S. (PDF)

This publication was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health.

Sep 2008

Safety & Health Involvement for Truck Drivers

SHIFT is a safety and health program designed especially for commercial truck drivers. The goals of the program are to help drivers: (1) achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and (2) prevent workplace injuries and crashes. In addition to supporting the SHIFT program, this website is meant to help ALL drivers find great safety and health information.