The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced the release of its edited volume on Total Worker Health. In this pioneering book on Total Worker Health®, NIOSH delves into the current landscape around work and the state of affairs with regard to worker well-being:
In a globalized economy where work is increasingly tenuous, the safety, health, and well-being of workers has become a matter of urgency for organizational leaders, and an area of intense focus for researchers and practitioners.
In addition to describing the foundations and evolution of Total Worker Health, the book shares organizational approaches for safe workplaces and worker well-being, and highlights specific applications for diverse worker populations within high-risk industries and small businesses. Specific chapters in the book also address program effectiveness for addressing work conditions that have a synergistic impact on the safety, health, and well-being for people at work and at home.
In keeping with its science-to-practice goal, the book is written for professionals working across the workplace well-being spectrum, including occupational safety and health professionals, human resource personnel, policymakers, researchers, and “organizational trailblazers who understand that ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of workers is an essential best business practice.”
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center here at the Institute authored two chapters in the book:
Chapter 4: Effectiveness of Total Worker Health® Interventions
W. Kent Anger, Anjali Rameshbabu, Ryan Olson, Todd Bodner, David A. Hurtado, Kelsey Parker, Wylie Wan, Bradley Wipfli, and Diane S. Rohlman
The chapter provides a systematic review of occupational safety, health, and well-being intervention research and programs, examines the effectiveness of those interventions, and addressing these efforts in the context of the Total Worker Health Hierarchy of Controls.
Chapter 15: Reducing Work-Life Stress
Leslie Hammer and MacKenna Perry
The chapter addresses integrated interventions to reduce work-life stress.
To learn more and order the book, visit: https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4316192.
For a sample of the book, click here: https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/Total-Worker-Health-Introduction-Sample.pdf
Total Worker Health is an initiative of NIOSH that targets policies, programs, and practices that address risks to worker safety, health and well-being in both the physical and organizational work environment, as well as beyond the workplace.