Anita L Schill

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The workplace is recognized as a setting that can profoundly influence workers’ health and well-being (1,2). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) workplace health promotion efforts address cancer prevention by focusing on cancer screening programs, community–clinical linkages, and cancer risk factors (eg, tobacco use, physical inactivity)(More)
Action to address workforce functioning and productivity requires a broader approach than the traditional scope of occupational safety and health. Focus on "well-being" may be one way to develop a more encompassing objective. Well-being is widely cited in public policy pronouncements, but often as ". . . and well-being" (e.g., health and well-being). It is(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore issues related to the aging workforce, including barriers to integrating health protection and promotion programs, and provide recommendations for best practices to maximize contributions by aging workers. METHODS Workgroups reviewed literature and case studies to develop consensus statements and recommendations for a national(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article was to provide an overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program that was launched by the institute in 2011. METHODS This article describes the TWH™ concept, relevant issues, and the NIOSH Program. Examples of the concept are provided. RESULTS(More)
Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a paradigm-shifting approach to safety, health, and well-being in the workplace. It 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. The most current TWH concepts are(More)
The true burden (morbidity, mortality, disability, cost, pain, distress) of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries is unknown, and what is reported as burden is significantly underestimated. This underestimation affects the way decision-makers view investments in research and worker protection, which in turn has a substantial impact on national(More)
Rapid progress in understanding the human genome has made individual genetic information accessible through genetic testing. Different types of genetic testing may be encountered in the workplace. Genetic screening examines individuals for specific inherited characteristics. Genetic monitoring evaluates individuals for acquired modifications to their(More)
Recommendations T National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) appreciates the recommendations of the independent panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathways to Prevention workshop, “Total Worker Health—What's Work Got to Do With It?” (1). The workshop speakers, audience contributors, and panelists provided useful insights(More)
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