Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace Relationship

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Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace • • Relationship of Health & Safety

Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace • • Relationship of Health & Safety History leading to current trends Behavior Models Integration of Workplace Health Protection and Promotion • Total Worker Health and Safety Loss Control Division

Emerging Evidence for Promoting Health and Safety Lifestyle and Workplace Factors impact worker safety

Emerging Evidence for Promoting Health and Safety Lifestyle and Workplace Factors impact worker safety Loss Control Division Engage in new strategies which support both

Driving Trend to Integrating Health & Safety encompasses the social, mental and physical wellbeing

Driving Trend to Integrating Health & Safety encompasses the social, mental and physical wellbeing of workers, that is the “whole person” Loss Control Division

Old School of Thought Two separate programs Safety Program Wellness Program Loss Control Division

Old School of Thought Two separate programs Safety Program Wellness Program Loss Control Division

Why the Disconnect ? Safety Programs Mandatory Job Specific Safety Focus Wellness Program Voluntary

Why the Disconnect ? Safety Programs Mandatory Job Specific Safety Focus Wellness Program Voluntary Benefit Health Focus Operating Independently Competing for Resources Loss Control Division

Trends Driving the Integration of Safety & Health Programs • Chronic health conditions •

Trends Driving the Integration of Safety & Health Programs • Chronic health conditions • Aging Workforce • Women in the workforce • Environmental safety hazards • Diversity in the workforce • Health-related medical costs Loss Control Division

Economic Health of Companies Communities Disease Individuals Health Burden Risks of on U. S.

Economic Health of Companies Communities Disease Individuals Health Burden Risks of on U. S. Population Workforce Loss Control Division

Cultural Shifts since OSHA Act of 1970 OSHA NIOSH est. 1971 Safety Culture Model

Cultural Shifts since OSHA Act of 1970 OSHA NIOSH est. 1971 Safety Culture Model CDC, NIH, HHS Released 1979 Healthy People Culture of U. S. Health Model NIOSH Loss Control Division

Integration of Worker Health & Safety NIOSH Steps to a Healthier U. S. Workforce

Integration of Worker Health & Safety NIOSH Steps to a Healthier U. S. Workforce – 2003 NIOSH Worklife Initiative – 2005 Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing – 2008 Total Worker Health - 2011 Loss Control Division

Links Between Safety and Health Individual Health Evidence Individual Safety Loss Control Division

Links Between Safety and Health Individual Health Evidence Individual Safety Loss Control Division

Health & Safety Theory Based Behavior Both are based on similar models Environment Behavior

Health & Safety Theory Based Behavior Both are based on similar models Environment Behavior Individual Loss Control Division

Loss Control Division

Loss Control Division

What changes our Behavior ? Loss Control Division

What changes our Behavior ? Loss Control Division

Reshaping of Workplace through Federal Legislation Affordable Health Care Act ADA FMLA HIPPA GINA

Reshaping of Workplace through Federal Legislation Affordable Health Care Act ADA FMLA HIPPA GINA Loss Control Division

Legal Considerations in Program Planning Confidentiality/privacy rights Sharing of data Employment decisions Design of

Legal Considerations in Program Planning Confidentiality/privacy rights Sharing of data Employment decisions Design of incentives Tax Considerations Employers & Their Vendors Loss Control Division

Integrating Workplace Health & Safety 1) Actively Engage Workers 2) Actively Engage Management 3)

Integrating Workplace Health & Safety 1) Actively Engage Workers 2) Actively Engage Management 3) Clear Plan with Adequate Resources 4) Integrate systems 5) Focus on Organizational Solutions 6) Customize Your Design 7) Provide Appropriate Incentives 8) Protect Confidentiality 9) Stay Flexible 10) Evaluate Your Program The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating OH&S Workplace Wellness Programs www. lohp. org/docs/pubs/thewholeworker. pdf Loss Control Division

Incentives in Program Planning Incentives vs. Disincentives Loss Control Division

Incentives in Program Planning Incentives vs. Disincentives Loss Control Division

Aim for participation over performance üOffer levels of rewards üKnow what your employees “value”

Aim for participation over performance üOffer levels of rewards üKnow what your employees “value” Loss Control Division

Good Reasons to Use Incentives Promote awareness Encourage participation Encourage wise utilization Influence compliance

Good Reasons to Use Incentives Promote awareness Encourage participation Encourage wise utilization Influence compliance Maintain changed behaviors Loss Control Division

Total Worker Health www. cdc. gov/niosh/twh/ Loss Control Division

Total Worker Health www. cdc. gov/niosh/twh/ Loss Control Division

Building a Promotional Program WHO ? Define your population WHY ? Determine the needs

Building a Promotional Program WHO ? Define your population WHY ? Determine the needs WHAT ? Develop strategies HOW ? Delivery of program OKAY ? Did it work Loss Control Division

Questions? Loss Control Division

Questions? Loss Control Division