Total Worker Health® & Well-being

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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May 28, 2019
How mental health checks may help restaurant workers temper destructive stress

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-mental-health-checks-may-help-restaurant-workers-temper-destructive-stress

The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) shares how after a series of high-profile suicides last year, one restaurant owner in Sacramento, California, decided to confront a problem plaguing kitchens around the country.

Source: PBS

May 28, 2019
Preventing Occupational Exposure to Healthcare Personnel in Hospital and Clinic Settings

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fentanyl/healthcareprevention.html

llicit fentanyl and its analogues pose a potential hazard to healthcare personnel who could come into contact with these drugs in the course of their work in hospital and clinic settings. This document discusses best work practices, training and PPE to protect employees.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 09, 2019
Trauma Informed Care Training Modules

https://traumainformedoregon.org/tic-intro-training-modules/

Trauma Informed Oregon's Introduction to TIC Online Training Modules include four self-directed modules that walk you through the basics of trauma informed care, as well as an introduction and closing video.

Source: TIO

Mar 18, 2019
NIOSH Science Blog: Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2019/02/05/stress-interventions/

This Blog summarizes stress interventions delivered in the workplace and that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® in 2018.

Source: NIOSH

Mar 15, 2019
National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide

https://theactionalliance.org/messaging/entertainment-messaging/national-recommendations

The Action Alliance, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Entertainment Industries Council developed the National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide which aim to help members of the entertainment industry - content creators, scriptwriters, producers - tell more balanced and authentic stories involving suicide and suicide prevention.

Source: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Mar 15, 2019
How Your Office Space Impacts Employee Well-Being

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alankohll/2019/01/24/how-your-office-space-impacts-employee-wellbeing/#5b28e56564f3

This article, written by Alan Kohll for Forbes, discusses the important impact the office environment has on employee health and wellbeing.

Source: Forbes

Feb 21, 2019
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6745a1.htm?s_cid=mm6745a1_w

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."

Source: CDC

Jan 29, 2019
Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe)

https://www.servestudy.org/

The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe) was funded by the Department of Defense and active from 2013 to 2018. This website includes no-cost Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training that was developed through this research project.

Source: SERVe

Dec 17, 2018
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review

https://www.britsafe.org/campaigns-policy/not-just-free-fruit-wellbeing-at-work/

Examining current literature on occupational health and wellbeing, Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work seeks to define ‘wellbeing’ in workplace contexts, exploring the term’s varying connotations and applications. Published December 2018 by British Safety Council. Registration required for free document download.

Source: British Safety Council

Dec 17, 2018
Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work

https://osha.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/documents/EC_GUIDE_STRESS_MSD_WEB.pdf

Tailored to the needs of micro and small businesses, the guide suggests a straightforward five-step process for improving the work environment to tackle work-related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders, as provided by EU-OSHA.

Source: EU-OSHA