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, such as the TWH Hierarchy of Controls and issues relevant to Total Worker Health (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. 

Download our Toolkits and Tools one pager to share with your organization. OHWC toolkits are reviewed and updated s to provide your organization with updated and relevant content. Our toolkits were last reviewed and updated on Feb. 2021. 


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Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Toolkits

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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.

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Active Workplace

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.

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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.

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Be Super!

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.

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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.

Affiliated Training Programs

Learn more about OHWC affiliated programs developed at our home research institute, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU.

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OHWC Affiliated Program
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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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Learn more about our toolkits

All organizations are welcome to join our monthly "Toolkits and Tour Tour" drop-in session to learn more about our resources. This drop-in session takes place virtually the last Tuesday of each month from 9:00AM to 10:00AM PST. Individual meetings also available. RSVP and schedule at the links below

Frequently asked questions

What's special about these toolkits?

Here are some features of our toolkits:

  • Evidence-based: Our Total Worker Health toolkits were designed using a combination of evidence-based concepts and practice-oriented insights. The final package has been rigorously tested and found to be effective within the occupational groups they were developed in.
  • Comprehensive: Our toolkits address various levels within an organization. For example, SHIP and Be Super! provide training for effective leadership while also bringing employees together for team discussions. All toolkits utilize a Total Worker Health approach that emphasizes workplace safety, health, and well-being. For instance, PUSH teaches young workers to use safe practices on the job along with educating them on healthy eating. In addition to safety training, COMPASS focuses on building social support networks for emotional well-being.
  • Do-it-yourself: All toolkits are designed to be user-friendly and provide program goals, guides and in some cases, instructional videos—in other words, everything you would need to implement the toolkit in a self-sufficient manner. Contact us for services to implement a toolkit in your organization.

How do these toolkits apply to me?

Given their Total Worker Health approach, our toolkits engage multiple levels of an organization including supervisors, managers, team leaders, and employees. This all-inclusive strategy speaks to the rationale that all workers are crucial to ensuring a healthy and safe workforce. Implementation of these toolkits will make a meaningful impact toward creating a positive work environment for your workplace.

How can these toolkits impact my organization?

Our toolkits were rigorously tested, rated favorably by participants, and have demonstrated effects to improve safety, health and well-being in the workplace. To learn more about how they can impact your organization, visit each toolkit page, OHWC's project page and view our "Intervention Effect Sizes" PDF.

Are these toolkits free?

Our goal at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is to provide low-to-no cost resources for any organizations striving for positive employee outcomes. For this reason, many components of our toolkits such as guides, instructional videos, and brief team activities are free. However, our online trainings and "Get Healthier Lifestyle Education" cards are available for a nominal fee. Contact us as regarding research partnership, education and non-profit discounts. All online training licensing cost is listed under each toolkit page. Enroll in YourWorkpath Program for free access to any of our toolkits for up to 100 employees. Contact us for more information or if you have questions.

Are these toolkits easy to implement?

Yes, our toolkits have been designed to be user friendly and scripted where the facilitator and user can follow along easilty. Each evidence-based toolkit is a comprehensive package, complete with user guides, access to online training, and activities that will allow you to implement a Total Worker Health strategy within your organization. Different components of the toolkits can also be implemented as a stand alone tool as well.

Are there other Total Worker Health resources available?

In addition to the evidence-based toolkits developed by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we direct you to other tools and resources for occupational safety and health. Learn the difference between our tools and toolkits:

How often do you update your toolkits?

Our toolkits are continually going through improvements and changes to provide your organization with updated and relevant content. Our toolkits are reviewed each year by our scientist. Tools and toolkits were last reviewed and updated on January, 2020.

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