At the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we design programs for Total Worker Health (TWH), a strategic approach directed at improving both worker safety and well-being through organizational change. Emerging from "gold-standard" research methodology, our toolkits have demonstrated positive changes in learning and behavior (i.e., evidence-based), and have been rated favorably by those who have used them.
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Here are some features of our toolkits:
- Evidence-based: Our Total Worker Health toolkits were designed using a combination of evidence-based concepts and practice-oriented insights. The final package has been rigorously tested and found to be effective within the occupational groups they were developed in.
- Comprehensive: Our toolkits address various levels within an organization. For example, SHIP and Be Super! provide training for effective leadership while also bringing employees together for team discussions. All toolkits utilize a Total Worker Health approach that emphasizes safety, health, and well-being. For instance, PUSH teaches young workers to use safe practices on the job along with educating them on healthy eating. In addition to safety training, COMPASS focuses on building social support networks for emotional well-being.
- Do-it-yourself: All toolkits are designed to be user-friendly and provide program goals, guides and in some cases, instructional videos—in other words, everything you would need to implement the toolkit in a self-sufficient manner. One of our toolkits (SHIP) also provides the option for consultation.
Given their Total Worker Health approach, our toolkits engage multiple levels of an organization including supervisors, managers, team leaders, and employees. This all-inclusive strategy speaks to the rationale that all workers are crucial to ensuring a healthy and safe workforce. Thus, your participation will make a meaningful impact toward creating a positive work environment.
Our goal at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is to provide low-to-no cost resources for any organizations striving for positive employee outcomes. For this reason, many components of our toolkits such as guides, instructional videos, and brief team activities are free. However, our trainings and "Get Healthier Lifestyle Education" cards are available for a nominal fee.
Yes, our toolkits have been systematically designed with ease of application in mind. Thus, each toolkit is a comprehensive package, complete with program goals, application guides, and support videos that will allow you to implement a Total Worker Health strategy within your organization.
In addition to the evidence-based toolkits developed by our Center, we direct you to other tools and resources for occupational safety and health. Learn the difference between our tools and toolkits.