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Sign up for our e-Newsletter! 2019 Happy New Year from the Healthier Workforce Center! 2018 We’ve Got Your Holiday “Lift Guide”! September Total Worker Health Opportunities Wonder What an Injury Costs? There’s an App for That! $afety Pays + Tips from HWC  Your Opinion Matters! ‘Like’ A Limerick Recognizing Hazards: Don’t Be a Tool, Use […]

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Using Hazard Mapping to Assess Safety and Health in Workplaces

Hazard mapping is commonly used to identify workplace safety hazards. It begins with an exercise that asks participants to draw their workplace and identify safety hazards. Diane Rohlman, PhD, Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, traveled with the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Business Leadership Network to Oelwein, IA as […]

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Health and Safety Survey of Midwest Small Businesses

While the majority of employers in the US consist of small businesses, they have received less attention from occupational safety and health and Total Worker Health® practitioners. Based on the Institute of Medicine’s Employee Total Health Management model, a foundational model for TWH, statewide surveys and focus groups of Iowa employers (Merchant et al., 2013; […]

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Partnership with Nebraska Safety Council

The Nebraska Safety Council / WorkWell, a NIOSH Total Worker Health affiliate and Healthier Workforce Center partner, is actively integrating Total Worker Health concepts into their safety & wellness courses and materials, presentation, and symposiums (“The Worker Safety and Health 360°”). A new integrated health and safety risk and culture assessment tool will soon be […]

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Missing Pieces in the Employee Well-being Puzzle: A New Employer Guide

Through a community-based pilot project grant funded by the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC) recently created and released the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide. It includes Total Worker Health (TWH) education and resources for employers to address topics including workplace hazards, interpersonal relationships, the organization of […]

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