Studying worksite factors in employee safety, health and well-being
Multiple factors within worksites interact to affect the safety, health and well-being of employees. We study worksite health using Total Worker Health® (TWH) principles. These principles acknowledge that organizational, physical and psychosocial work conditions can affect individuals’ health and workforce productivity.
We address policies, programs and practices that provide protection from work-related safety and health hazards, while also promoting prevention of injury and illness, to improve worker well-being. Studies address:
- Health behaviors and employee productivity
- Physical and emotional health benefits of reducing prolonged sitting at work
- The use of measurement tools aimed at integrating employee safety and health
- Changing the work environment (physical, social, economic) to improve worker well-being outcomes as well as organizational performance indicators
Key projects and partners
NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate Program
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) accepted HealthPartners Institute as a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate Program in 2018. Our strong track record of research and education supports the Total Worker Health concept, making this affiliate status a great fit. This program fosters an integrated approach to protecting and promoting worker well-being through collaborations with academic, labor, nonprofit and government organizations.