Tune in to Engagement
The Key to Engagement:
A Participatory Approach
Implementation of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program in a Retail Setting: A Feasibility Study and Framework for Evaluation

Participatory methods used in Total Worker Health ®  programs have not been well studied, and little is known about what is needed to successfully implement these programs. We conducted a participatory health promotion program with grocery store workers using the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program (HWPP) from the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace. We recruited a design team made up of six line-level workers and a steering committee with management and union representatives; a research team member facilitated the program. Using a formal evaluation framework, we measured program implementation including workplace context, fidelity to HWPP materials, design team and steering committee engagement, program outputs, and perceptions of the program.

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Prospective Evaluation of Fidelity, Impact and Sustainability of Participatory Workplace Health Teams in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Participatory Workplace Health Teams in Skilled Nursing

Organizational features of work often pose obstacles to workforce health, and a participatory change process may address those obstacles. In this research, an intervention program sought to integrate occupational safety and health (OSH) with...

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Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week . This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first document. Over the years, the development and dissemination of National Farm Safety & Health Week materials has shifted to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. NECAS is the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council and has been serving families and businesses in agriculture since 1997.

The theme “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear” is one that resonates and reminds us that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize safety on the farm and the rural roadways of America. The 2017 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 581 fatalities, which equals 23.0 deaths per 100,000 workers.

As we recognize National Farm Safety & Health Week this September, please join us in promoting safe and healthy practices on our farms and ranches as producers enter the harvest season across the U.S. and beyond. We welcome your collaboration and participation.

Free Webinar TODAY (Sept 20):
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes & Perinatal Illness for Female Ag. Producers
Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. Pesticide and other chemical exposures, zoonotic diseases and heavy lifting particularly during childbearing years, present challenges.

Chemical Safety at Your Fingertips
The NIOSH Pocket Guide (NPG) to Chemical Hazards is a mobile resource meant for the workers, employers, and occupational health and safety professionals. It consists of detailed information on chemicals including their exposure limits, chemical and physical properties, exposure limits, protective equipment to be used along with information on first aid in case of exposure. It consists of 677 chemicals or substance groupings for which NIOSH has recommended exposure limits (RELs) and those with permissible exposure limits (PELs) by OSHA.

The mobile app allows users to search substances by chemical name, trade name or synonym, DOT number and CAS number, save chemical records as favorites for later use and customize the appearance of chemical data. Details on the app can be found at the CDC website .

You can download the app on App Store or Google Play .