NIOSH is preparing a new questionnaire that measures worker well-being. Chosewood said this tool will help companies identify areas “where things are not so good and where they need to intervene in a more practical way.”
“If I had a dollar to spend to improve the health of workers today, I would take a lot of it, maybe half, and invest it in improving the skillset of our frontline managers in creating better working conditions,” says Chosewood.
NIOSH funds six academic centers of excellence around the country and more than 50 affiliates that are running laboratories doing interventions. NIOSH also publishes a textbook on federal worker health that is used in college courses on the topic of Total Worker Health. NIOSH’s goal is to become a new academic discipline in the field of occupational safety and health.
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