Research

Recruitment and Retention: More Than Just a Paycheck

https://youtu.be/raD0vyH8bwYhttps://youtu.be/WclI7Ez-2RY The post-pandemic labor shortage has had a negative impact on worker well-being. With the work environment and nature of work changing rapidly, employers are struggling to keep up with increased turnover and finding new workers to fill the positions needed. In the first video linked above, Mandy Parchert, Workforce Development Business Partner at HNI, […]

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Introduction to the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest

Introduction to the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest Read More Assessing Worker Well-Being Read More Mental Health Success at Turner Construction Read More NIOSH Renews HWC Funding for Five Years Read More University of Iowa Employee Wellbeing Survey Read More Work and Workplace Characteristics Associated with Suicide Read More

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Assessing Worker Well-Being

Assessing Worker Well-Being The NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ) is a new tool for employers to assess worker well-being. This tool can be utilized for assessing needs, observing changes over time, and comparing results across teams within an organization. Resources NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ) “Introducing the NIOSH WellBQ” Webinar The Healthier Workforce Center is […]

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Mental Health Success at Turner Construction

Mental Health Success at Turner Construction Turner Construction is the general contractor for a new 40 million square foot Facebook data center outside of Des Moines, Iowa. In response to COVID-19, Turner established mental health and wellness programs for their worksite. In collaboration with researchers from Washington University at St. Louis, Turner implemented mental health […]

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NIOSH Renews HWC Funding for Five Years

Total Worker Health Funding Renewed Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email NIOSH Renews HWC Funding for Five Years The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) has recently been awarded a renewed five-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) totaling more than $6 million.  […]

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Work and Workplace Characteristics Associated with Suicide

Suicide and Work Work and Workplace Characteristics Associated with Suicide Suicide prevention programs are becoming more common in workplaces because of the psychological and financial toll a suicide can take on a workplace. The workplace can play an important role in preventing suicides, and most programs involve steps to recognize at-risk individuals and refer them […]

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COVID-19 employer guide addressing employer & employee health & wellness during a pandemic

COVID-19 Employer Guide COVID-19 Employer Guide Addressing Employer & Employee Health & Wellness during a Pandemic Created through a collaboration of academic, business, and health experts, the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition provides practical tips and resources for employers to apply traditional Total Worker Health principles to pandemic response strategies. The guide covers […]

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New Publication: Mental Well-being during COVID-19

Mental Well-Being During COVID-19 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on linkedin Work-related and Personal Factors Associated with Mental Well-being during COVID-19 Response: A Survey of Health Care and Other Workers Evanoff, B. A., Strickland, J. R., Dale, A. M., Hayibor, L., Page, E., Duncan, J. G., … & Gray, D. […]

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Feasibility Study for Assessing Nurses’ Occupational Fatigue Using the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE) Biomathematical Model

Occupational Fatigue of Nurses Feasibility Study for Assessing Nurses’ Occupational Fatigue Using the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE) Biomathematical Model Studies have shown that fatigued nurses are at high risk for work injuries, car accidents, negative health outcomes, and patients’ care errors. Advancement in biomathematical modeling provided a novel approach to measure fatigue […]

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