What is Total Worker Health?

Does your organization have all the components of a comprehensive worksite wellness program? Often when we think of worksite wellness, what comes to mind are nutrition workshops, local farmer’s markets, and meditation classes. While these are helpful for employees, there is more you can do for your employees to address work-related health and safety hazards.


To fully protect the health of your employees and make the most of your worksite wellness efforts, consider integrating Total Worker Health® into your organization. Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

Leading businesses across the U.S. are integrating health protection and promotion practices that target worker and workplace characteristics by coordinating policies, programs and practices. Want to follow their lead and get started? Read about how one Working on Wellness organization, Community Servings, aimed to create a workplace environment that reduces the risk of stress and injury.

To learn more about Total Worker Health®, visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html.