Thursday, November 20, 2014

NIOSH Seeks Feedback on Proposed Total Worker Health Agenda

NIOSH is seeking stakeholder comments on its proposed National Total Worker Health agenda through Dec. 22, 2015. The proposal lists four strategic goals that intend to help advance the integration of workplace health protection and promotion; support overall vitality of the workforce; and foster national economic prosperity. The goals are:
  1. Advance and conduct etiologic, surveillance and intervention research that builds the evidence base for effectively integrating workplace health protection and health promotion activities.
  2. Increase the awareness and adoption of these types of activities.
  3. Create guidance for policies that promote integration of OSH protection and health promotion activities.
  4. Support the development, growth and maintenance of integrated OSH protection and health promotion activities in the workplace. 
NIOSH reports that it is "specifically interested to know whether the proposed agenda reflects the goals of stakeholders' organizations and whether it has any missing components." To view the agenda or comment, visit and enter "CDC-2014-0014" in the search field.