Advancing Well-Being Through Total Worker Health®

Anita L. Schill

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Abstract

Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a paradigm-shifting approach to safety, health, and well-being in the workplace. It is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The most current TWH concepts are presented, including a description of issues relevant to TWH and introduction of a hierarchy of controls applied to TWH. Total Worker Health advocates for a foundation of safety and health through which work can contribute to higher levels of well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalWorkplace Health and Safety
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • health and safety
  • hierarchy of controls
  • job crafting
  • meaningful work
  • Total Worker Health
  • well-being
  • wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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