The NIOSH total worker health™ program: An overview

Anita L. Schill, Lewis Casey Chosewood

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OBJECTIVE:: The objective of this article was to provide an overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program that was launched by the institute in 2011. METHODS:: This article describes the TWH™ concept, relevant issues, and the NIOSH Program. Examples of the concept are provided. RESULTS:: Total Worker Health™ is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. CONCLUSIONS:: The NIOSH TWH™ Program responds to demands for information and practical solutions to the health, safety, and well-being challenges that workers and their employers face. It also addresses issues related to the nationÊs need to sustain a globally competitive workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number12 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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