North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

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May 2-8 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. In honor of this health observance, the Worksite Health Community of Practice (CoP) invites all SOPHE members interested in worksite health promotion and occupational safety/health to join the CoP!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health® Program is an introduction to occupational safety and health.

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. Find more information about the program at https://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/twh/

The CDC Workplace Health Promotion website serves as an introduction to worksite health promotion. On average, Americans working full-time spend more than one-third of their day, five days per week, at the workplace. The use of effective workplace programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for American workers.

Learn more about workplace health promotion and how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs at https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/index.html

Workers and employers seek new ways to provide service while keeping their workforce and others safe. Information is available to implement COVID-19 procedures to prevent exposure, infection, and spread. Additional timely resources:

NIOSH has COVID-19 resources for the workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also has COVID-19 resources for the workplace

The Worksite Health Education CoP encourages networking and exchange of information among health educators working in business, industry and other settings who are responsible for the health promotion/health education of employees.

This CoP is interested in issues related to cost-effectiveness, managed care, corporate communications, and other areas.

To join and subscribe to the CoP, select the checkbox under your My.SOPHE Profile ‘Demographics.’ Any questions, please contact co-chairs: Carol Cox or Rhonda Rahn.