Our Total Worker Health® toolkits are programs designed to improve workplace safety, health, and well-being through organizational change utilizing "gold-standard" research methodology. Toolkit components address the area of Total Worker Health ("TWH"), such as the TWH Hierarchy of Controls and issues relevant to TWH (e,g., changing the work environments to eliminate or reduce work hazards, redesigning work structures, improving supervisory practices, enhancing workplace culture, and encouraging positive workplace safety and personal health behaviors). Outcomes of these studies include improved workplace practices (supervisors and employees), reduced injury, improved safety and lifestyle behaviors, and enhanced well-being.
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Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Toolkits
SUPERVISORS IN ANY INDUSTRY
Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
Employees become healthier when their supervisors and teams work together to support safety communication, healthier lifestyles and work-family life. The Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is an evidence-based workplace toolkit designed to help organizations promote employee health, safety, and work-life balance by increasing supervisor support and team effectiveness.
SUPERVISORS AND EMPLOYEES IN ANY INDUSTRY
The Active Workplace toolkit is a program to help reduce sitting time at work and to provide training to help managers and supervisors better support workplace safety, health, and well-being for their employees. Your organization will learn to move more at work and build a culture of health and well-being.
YOUNG WORKERS IN ANY INDUSTRY,
Promoting U Through Safety and Health (PUSH)
Young workers are two times more likely to be injured on the job and less likely to advocate for their rights. PUSH is a toolkit designed for organizations to help young workers reduce workplace injuries, increase healthy habits, and build communication skills.
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS & EMPLOYEES
Construction workers in the United States are 3 to 5 times more likely to be injured or killed on the job compared to workers in other industries. The "Be Super!" toolkit is an evidence-based program designed to help organizations improve safety, health, and well-being by educating employees on effective supervision, safety practices, and healthy lifestyles.
HOME CARE WORKERS,
COMmunity of Practice And Safety Support (COMPASS)
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 geared toward creating a supportive community of professionals to help produce changes in safety and health outcomes.
TRUCK DRIVING TEAMS
Insufficient sleep is related to workplace safety, high risk for obesity, chronic disease, and early mortality. Truck driving teams, where one driver sleeps in a moving vehicle while the other partner drives, face especially challenging sleeping conditions. The Tech4Rest study aims to improve the sleep, health, and well-being of team truck drivers
Affiliated Training Programs
Learn more about OHWC affiliated programs developed at our home research institute, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU.
OHWC Affiliated Program
for Supervisors in Any Industry
Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training (VSST)
The Veteran-Supportive Supervisor Training (VSST) is the first scientifically evaluated training to improve Veteran experiences in the workplace by training supervisors. The VSST provides supervisors with knowledge that positively shapes the way they perceive, interact with and support Veterans in the workplace.
OHWC Affiliated Program
MESH (Military Employee Sleep and Health) Training
The Oregon MESH Study is a Department of Defense-funded collaboration. The goal of MESH is to improve the health and well-being of full-time military Service Members by providing their supervisors with the skills to positively impact their workplace climates.
OHWC Affiliated Program
Mental Health and Resilience Training for Military Leaders
The Readiness Supportive Training for Leaders (RESULT) study is a training for junior leaders in active duty U.S. Army, teaching them ways to support the soldiers in the platoon and build resilience. The training program is expected to have a positive impact on Soldier readiness and resilience, psychological health, team cohesion and reduced loneliness. This research is designed to benefit not only U.S. Army soldiers but across all military branches, as well as first-responders and other civilian occupations that face highly stressful situations as part of their work. Read more about the project on the Oregon and the Workplace blog.
OHWC Affiliated Program
Safety & Health Involvement for Truck Drivers (SHIFT)
SHIFT is a weight and health promotion program tailored for truck drivers and is proven to work. SHIFT was developed with an understanding of the demands of commercial driving, incorporating sleep, eating, and exercise elements to advance driver safety, health, and well-being. This program supports drivers' success with a group weight loss competition that includes weekly behavior and body weight logging, online training, and health coaching. SHIFT is one of two programs for truck drivers established as effective with a randomized controlled design.
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1. GET STARTEDThe Start Guide is available to help introduce SHIP to your organization. This guide provides an overview of the toolkit along with step-by-step instructions on how-to implement. The Start Guide includes: SHIP One pager to learn more abou the toolkit SHIP Briefing Slides help inform leadership and managers about the benefits of the program and the SHIP process SHIP Implementation Checklist was developed to help workplaces get started in SHIP and identify roles that can help your workplace successfully implement the toolkit.
2. ONLINE SUPERVISOR TRAININGThe Online Supervisor Training is an essential aspect of Safety, Health and Improvement Program and outlines the importance of supervisor support in improving employee health and safety. SHIP supervisor training topics cover: Improving work-like balance and safety Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) Safety Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (SSSB) Tracking your Supportive supervisor Behaviors Follow-up and check-ins with your team The training consists of these objectives: Showing you how leadership can improve the organizational climate on work-life balance and safety and health of their employees Providing insight on how to be supportive of employee work-life balance Highlights how to provide supervisor support for workplace safety Detailing the importance of team building and goal setting, as well as reducing inefficiencies for work processes There are 3 options to get access to the SHIP online training. Access to the online training is free to any organization wanting access. 1. The components of the SHIP toolkit are free and accessible at the following links below. If your organization is interested in using any SHIP training content/materials or access to Learning Managment System (LMS) training files, a licensing agreement must be in place. Please contact us to learn more and obtain a license or more information to the online training. The SHIP toolkit is protected under OHSU copyright. ACCESS THE SHIP ONLINE TRAINING (60 minute training) *Updated April 2021 2. Participate in YourWorkpath Program to gain access to the entire toolkit including additional incentives for your organization. Contribute to occupational health sciences research. 3. Customization, branding, and licensing of online training content for your organization's Learning Management System (LMS) is available. Contact us at Helen Schuckers, email@example.com.
3. SUPERVISOR BEHAVIOR TRACKINGThe Behavior Tracking activity is designed to improve the transfer of trained behaviors following the Online Supervisor Training. This activity involves your choice of using a: notecard, log, journal or phone app to set goals and track supportive behaviors. Choose a method that works best for your organization/team. Behavior tracking will take between 3 to 5 minutes per day over a two-week period. This activitly will help supervisors and managers reinforce what is learned in the online training, as well as track supportive supervisor patterns towards their employees. Download SHIP Behavior Tracking The SHIP Start-Guide includes a “how-to guide” to faciliate behavior tracking. The tracking activity has the following elements: Daily Tracking Card 3x5 index card option Lanyard card option There are also smart phone behavior tracking apps available to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. We recommend the below apps: Upkeep Momentum Habit-Bull *OHWC does not endorse or maintain the smart phone apps listed. They are additional options to track behaviors that are not paper-based.
4. FOLLOW-UPFollow-up includes group discussion in which supervisors and their teams meet to brainstorm solutions to improve work practices, communication, and the work environment. Follow-up and check-ins for supervisors/managers and their employees are an essential aspect of SHIP that help ensure what is learned during the SHIP toolkit becomes embedded into everyday work practices. Included in the SHIP User Guide are components to ensure the success of the SHIP trainings. Follow-up guide with check-in and quick tools provide additional resources to promote supportive supervisor behaviors and work life support The Follow-up Guide were developed by our partners, WFD Consulting, and consists of work practice assessments and templates.