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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Sep 30, 2019
New Illicit Drug Tool-Kit for First Responders

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-09-30-19.html

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) this month released a new virtual Tool-Kit and provides resources to help keep these workers safe when arriving on scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 27, 2019
From Consciousness to Conscience. The Convergence of Sustainability and Industrial Hygiene

https://synergist.aiha.org/201909-from-consciousness-to-conscience

This article from the Synergist, a publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, addresses the convergence of sustainability and industrial hygiene, and relates to current discussions on Total Worker Health.

Source: AIHA

Sep 27, 2019
The Society for Financial Awareness

https://www.sofausa.org

The Society for Financial Awareness is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation. Our Mission is to provide financial education across America, one community at a time. SOFA provides no cost financial planning resources to individuals, groups and workplaces, and includes state-wide chapters.

Source: SOFA

Aug 26, 2019
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Resources

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/default.cfm

MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Find resources related to mindfulness on this site, including no-cost guided meditations and podcasts.

Source: MARC

Aug 23, 2019
The role of co-workers in preventing suicide

http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/role-co-workers-preventing-suicide-sprc-customized-information-series

This brief sheet, created by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, provides basic information to help employees recognize and respond to their coworkers who may be suicidal or at high risk. It also contains a list of relevant resource materials and organizations.

Source: SPRC

Aug 22, 2019
Mental Illness and the Workplace

https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/all-things-work/Pages/mental-illness-and-the-workplace.aspx

This article, written by Theresa Agovino for the August 3, 2019 SHRM newsletter, discusses how companies are ramping up their efforts to navigate the mental health epidemic.

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Aug 22, 2019
NIOSH Resources related to the Opioid Crisis

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/opioids/resources.html

This webpage, provided by NIOSH, lists resources including tools for workplaces, research on workplaces, and general resources addressing opioid usage.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 22, 2019
Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers

https://hbr.org/2019/08/better-work-life-balance-starts-with-managers?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=hbr

This Harvard Business Review addresses the important role managers play in assisting employees and organizations address better work-life balance, citing the work of OHSU's Dr. Leslie Hammer and others.

Source: Harvard Business Review

Aug 22, 2019
NIOSH Total Worker Health: Promising Practices from Employers

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/practices.html

Promising Practices for Total Worker Health highlights real examples of how employers across the country and from a wide range of industries are taking steps to effectively integrate workplace policies, programs, and practices that protect workers’ safety and health and advance their overall well-being.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 22, 2019
Addressing Total Worker Health in Your Safety Culture: A Q&A with L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

https://ehsdailyadvisor.blr.com/2019/08/addressing-total-worker-health-in-your-safety-culture-a-qa-with-l-casey-chosewood-md-mph/

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, recently sat down with the EHS Daily Advisor to talk about Total Worker Health® and how it can improve your safety culture and your organization as a whole.

Source: EHS Daily Advisor