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OHWC Tools and Toolkits

This page includes downloads to OHWC Total Worker Health® tools and toolkits. These tools and toolkits are mostly free and low cost resources designed to help workplaces improve workplace safety, health, and well-being. You may visit any time and download resources as often as you would like. The resources are separated by industry. All tools and toolkits can be implemented virtually and in-person.
We are looking for organizations in all industries to participate: Join OHWC's YourWorkpath Program to get access to our Total Worker Health toolkits for 3 to 12 months at no cost to your organization with additional incentives included. Your workforce will build skills and strategies in safety and health, as well as build a culture of well-being.
 
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SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL-BEING TOOLS
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Total Worker Health® Tools

Health Impacts Safety Guide

Health Impacts Safety are Total Worker Health® meeting guides on safety and health hazards. Each scripted guide takes 10 to 15 minutes and intended to be used in a small to medium group setting, such as a safety or health committee meeting, toolbox meeting, or other team meetings

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Total Worker Health® Tools

OR-FACE Toolbox Talks

Developed by the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE), Toolbox Talks are guided group discussions and conversation starters  with action plans for safe work practices to prevent injuries and fatalities in the workplace.  

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Total Worker Health® Tools

Resource Directory

Search Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences directory for categories on the latest research and resources on various occupational health. Access resources and learn more about Total Worker Health®, ergonomics, chemical and biological exposures, industry-specific challenges and much more.

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TOTAL WORKER HEALTH: WORKPLACE SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL-BEING TOOLKITS
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Supervisors and employees in any industry: Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

SHIP Toolkit: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Complete User Guide

Employees become healthier when their supervisors and teams work together to support safety, health, and work life balance. The Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is an evidence-based program designed to help workplaces build a culture of health, safety, and well-being by increasing supervisor support and team effectiveness. 

Visit the SHIP toolkit page to learn more

Access the SHIP Briefing Slides

SHIP Tools: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Online Supervisor Training

Supervisor Training is an essential aspect of SHIP and outlines the importance of supervisor support in improving employee health, safety & well-being. Content and LMS licensing for online training available. Contact us. Access the 60 minute online training below.

Visit the SHIP toolkit page to learn more

Access the SHIP Briefing Slides

SHIP Tools: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Implementation Checklist

The SHIP toolkit requires three specific roles, the champion, supervisor/managers, as well as employees. This checklist was developed to help workplaces get started in SHIP and identify roles that can help your workplace successfully implement the toolkit. This list is a recommendation and can be adjusted to fit your organization's needs.

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Access the SHIP Briefing Slides

Interviewee

SHIP Tools: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Supervisor Behavior Tracking

Behavior tracking is a tool that can help supervisors and managers improve two types of support for employees, family and personal support, and safety support. This activity download includes a notecard or lanyard version to help managers and supervisors set goals and track supportive behaviors for 2 weeks.

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Access the SHIP Briefing Slides

SHIP Tools: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Supportive Supervisor Reference Guide

This tip sheet is a great tool tp understand concepts of supportive supervisor behaviors that can help support the well-being of employees. These concepts are covered in the SHIP toolkit online training for supervisors and manager, as well as concepts that are revisited in the Behavior Tracking and Team Effectiveness activities in the SHIP toolkit.

Visit the SHIP toolkit page to learn more

Access the SHIP Briefing Slides

Women Colleagues

SHIP Tools: Supervisor/Managers in any industry

Follow-up Guide & Quick Tools

Follow-up sessions are structured group discussion where  supervisors and their teams meet to brainstorm solutions to improve work practices, communication, and the work environment. Follow-up consists of work practice assessments, tools, and templates to support team efficiency, work life balance and well-being of workers.

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Access the Follow-up Briefing Slides

Young workers in any industry: Promoting U Through Safety & Health (PUSH)

PUSH Toolkit for young workers in any industry

Leader Workbook for Start the Conversation Activities

PUSH is a toolkit to help workplaces improve safety, health, and well-being for young workers between 14 to 24 years old. Our studies have shown outcomes resulting in a healthier and productive young workforce. The "Start the Conversation Activities" reinforce concepts learned in the PUSH online training. Their purpose is to engage supervisors and young workers in two-way conversation about safety and health in the workplace.

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Access and share the PUSH one pager

PUSH Toolkit for young workers in any industry

PUSH Online Training

The PUSH online training is a 50-minute, self-paced program that uses videos and real life examples through stories of real young worker fatalities and injuries to teach young workers about safety, health, and communication. In this training, young workers will learn ways to prevent injuries in the workplace. The training topics are drawn from NIOSH Youth@Work : Talking safety curriculum, health promotion , and effective communication in the workplace.

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PUSH Toolkit for young workers in any industry

Visual Aid for PUSH Start the Conversation Activities

This download is used in the visual aid section for Lesson 1: Icebreaker in the Start the Conversation Activity workbook.The purpose of this activity is to engage young workers in an activity that sets the tone for future discussions about occupational safety and health. This activity uses historical trivia to highlight topics that will be discussed in depth during future activities. View the YouTube Video to help facilitate this activity.

Visit the PUSH toolkit page to learn more

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PUSH Tools for young workers in any industry

Social Media Prompts

Social media prompts are videos and images that can be used creatively by your organization to emphasize principles included in the online training or the "Start the Conversation Activities." Browse the Social Media Prompts Tumblr page that showcases examples and ideas to incorporate within your organization to promote younger worker safety, health and well-being and help further engage your young worker workforce.

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PUSH Toolkit for young workers in any industry

Employee Workbook for Start the Conversation Activities

The Start the Conversation are supervisor-led activities to help educate young workers in areas of safety, professional communication skills, and health promotion in the workplace. Work can impact safety on and off the job. These activities are designed to be led by supervisors at staff meetings or training sessions. Each activity is about 10-20 minutes long. This is the employee version of the workbook.

Visit the PUSH toolkit page to learn more

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PUSH Tools for young workers in any industry

YouTube Videos

​Access the PUSH young worker safety, health, and well-being toolkit YouTube Video channel to view videos from the online training of the toolkit. Use these videos as a stand alone tool to share with your organization in safety training with your workforce.

Visit the PUSH toolkit page to learn more

Access and share the PUSH one pager

Supervisors and employees in construction: BeSuper toolkit

BeSuper! Toolkit supervisors & employees in construction

BeSuper Complete User Guide

BeSuper! is an evidence-based program  designed to help organizations improve safety, health, and well-being by educating managers and supervisors on supporting employee safety practices, improving well-being, and promoting healthy lifestyles. This toolkit consists of a supervisor/manager online training and daily activity tracking activity, and a team-based Get Healthier Lifestyle cards activity.

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BeSuper! for supervisors & employees in construction

Supervisor/Manager Online Training

The BeSuper online supervisor training outlines the importance of supervisor support in improving employee health and safety. This training covers areas to support communication and positive interactions between construction industry supervisors and their employees in both safety and health promotion, and strategies to help create a culture of health, safety and well-being in the workplace. A Spanish version of the training is also available.

Visit the BeSuper toolkit page 

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BeSuper! Tools for supervisors & employees in construction

Get Healthier Lifestyle Education Cards (English)

Get Healthier’ Lifestyle education cards can help support workplaces interested in improving employee health and well-being. These cards are scripted peer led team discussions that cover a variety of health and wellness topics. The Get Healthier Lifestyle cards teach employees how to live healthier lifestyles by working in small groups or teams.

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BeSuper! for supervisors & employees in construction

Get Healthier Lifestyle Education Cards (Spanish)

Las tarjetas educativas sobre el estilo de vida "Get Healthier" les enseñan a los empleados cómo vivir estilos

de vida más saludables trabajando en pequeños grupos o equipos, hablando sobre la información escrita

en las tarjetas y practicando estos patrones de hábitos. 

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Home care workers: COMmunity of Practice and Safety Support (COMPASS)

COMPASS Toolkit for home care workers

COMPASS Video

This download is used in the visual aid section for Lesson 1: Icebreaker in the Start the Conversation Activity workbook.The purpose of this activity is to engage young workers in an activity that sets the tone for future discussions about occupational safety and health. This activity uses historical trivia to highlight topics that will be discussed in depth during future activities. View the YouTube Video to help facilitate this activity.

Visit the COMPASS Toolkit page to learn more. Access and share the COMPASS one pager.

COMPASS Toolkit for home care workers

COMPASS Toolkit Preview

Home care workers often lack access to training, ergonomic tools, and peer support, which puts them at greater risk for injuries and mental and physical illnesses. COMPASS is an evidence-based toolkit where home care workers learn together, set-goals, and get support for making changes to improve their safety, health and well-being. Contact schucker@ohsu.edu to gain access to COMPASS preview materials. Program is available at no cost.

Visit the COMPASS Toolkit page to learn more. Access and share the COMPASS one pager.

COMPASS Toolkit for home care workers

Work-Life Activity

The Start the Conversation are supervisor-led activities to help educate young workers in areas of safety, professional communication skills, and health promotion in the workplace. Work can impact safety on and off the job. These activities are designed to be led by supervisors at staff meetings or training sessions. Each activity is about 10-20 minutes long. This is the employee version of the user guide.

Visit the COMPASS Toolkit page to learn more. Access and share the COMPASS one pager.

OHWC and Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences tools and toolkits are protected under OHSU copyright.  

Copyright © 2021 OHSU All rights reserved. No part of the tools and toolkits may be reproduced, distributed, resold  or transmitted without the prior written permission or licensing of OHSU. For permission requests, please email schucker@ohsu.edu and put subject line "Tools and Toolkit Distribution and Licensing."

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