Organizations seeking evidence-based resources for employee safety, health, and well-being have a new free, online tool available to them.
Our partners at the Center for Social Epidemiology, a Total Worker Health® Affiliate, have released an assessment as part of their Healthy Work Campaign to help identify work-related causes of common mental and physical health problems in employees. The Healthy Work Survey for individuals, employers, and unions measures work stressors and psychosocial hazards that threaten well-being for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Participants will receive a free, confidential report of their personal results. Organizations can request anonymous, aggregated results to gain insights into their workforce health and productivity outcomes including self-reported mental and physical health, burnout, and sick leave. The report compares your organization’s average scores on major work stressors with the average scores and risk levels reported nationwide in the NIOSH Quality of Worklife Questionnaire.
The Healthy Work Survey is an excellent tool to help open conversations in your organization about opportunities, policies, and practices to protect employees from sources of stress at work and promote safety, health and well-being. Be sure to check out other free, evidence-based resources and suggested strategies from the Healthy Work Campaign, such as research and tools from our own faculty members and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Co-Directors, Leslie Hammer, PhD and Ryan Olson, PhD.