NIOSHThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is using a quarterly enewsletter to help spread the word about its Total Worker Health (TWH) iniative.

TWH is a strategy integrating health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to enhance well-being.

As NIOSH explains:

"The promise of a strong American economy depends upon an able, productive workforce. The health risks and challenges of today’s workers have never been starker. The American workforce is rapidly aging and is increasingly burdened by epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Middle-aged and young workers are facing earlier onset of chronic health conditions, such as obesity and diabetes.

"NIOSH believes that the safest and healthiest worker only evolves in an atmosphere where management is fully engaged in the wellbeing of its staff, where the environment is hazard-free and supportive, and where workplace policies and interventions encourage healthier choices--simply put, where the total health of the worker, in the broadest possible sense, is optimized."

The enewsletter, TWH™ in Action!, will feature articles that help participants move from approach to action. Topics include: how sleep influences work, who’s implementing promising TWH™ practices, and what’s new at the NIOSH-funded Centers of Excellence.

Click here to subscribe to TWH in Action!.

Click here for more information about the iniative.