Worker Safety & Health and Wellness
This section covers a variety of key aspects related to employee safety and wellness. The first major area of information covers the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
The OSH Act covers employers and their employees either directly through federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program. State programs must meet or exceed federal OSHA standards for workplace safety and health.
This section covers OSHA guidelines for the following:
- Small business support
- Training tools
- OSHA posters and publications
- OSHA compliance assistance tools and resources
- OSHA FAQs
Employee Wellness Programs
The Health and Wellness section features valuable information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthier Worksite Initiative. The initiative addresses Workforce Health Promotion, a topic that is receiving a lot of attention in workplaces today. Well-constructed and well-run programs can reduce costs to the employer and improve employee health, productivity and morale.
The information provided in this section is designed as a resource for Workforce Health Promotion program planners in all types of organizations. Here you will find information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of your employees.
Workforce Health Promotion Topics
The CDC’s employee wellness programs featured in this section includes:
- Program design