Today's News / Health

NIOSH on Total Worker Health Program: work, family balance needed

July 20, 2012
KEYWORDS health / NIOSH / safety / total / workers
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

familyThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program this week published an article emphasizing the link between employer support for work and family balance and the reduction of safety health risks, recognizing employees’ need for quality and flexible childcare, particularly during the summer months.  The article is published within TWH™ in Action!, an electronic newsletter dedicated to bringing  the latest news from the TWH™ Program and partners.

Recent surveys have found that decreased work-family stress is related to reduced injury risk, and increased safety compliance and safety participation among workers. The article, contributed by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (ORHWC), a NIOSH Center of Excellence, describes several tips employers can employ to help their teams achieve better work-family balance including training managers and supervisors, increased employee control of work hours, and support of flexible schedules.  It can be found at

"The protection and improvement of the well-being of all people who work are goals shared by workers, their families, and employers," said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. "There is increasing evidence that the work environment and the overall well-being of the workers within it are strongly connected, and many employers are offering family-friendly benefits and programs for their employees.”

The Total Worker Health Program is a strategy integrating health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to enhance well-being. Diminished health and injury, whether caused by work or resulting from non-work activities, reduces quality of life, opportunity, and income for workers and those dependent upon them. Conversely, workplaces with low risk of injury and enhanced opportunities for the total health of workers can lead to a vibrant, engaged and highly performing workforce. For more information on TWH™:

Click here for a complete resource on HVAC Construction Industry:

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Shiny Unice
August 27, 2012
I'm actually significantly less nicely knowledgeable about this specific subject matter however accomplish choose to check out websites pertaining to format concepts and also stimulating themes. An individual incredibly defined a new i usually actually do not treatment substantially with regards to as well as produced this incredibly intriguing. Phlebotomy Certification Test

Kristern Ruth
November 16, 2012
Looking for a reputable masters of public health program in London. Is there an organization that governs or certifies this? hvac online certification


Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn



Image Galleries

ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.


ISHN Magazine

ishn april 2014 issue cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2014

ISHN0114_FDO_cov.jpgFor Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THEJANUAYR 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.