The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides national and world leadership to prevent workplace Illnesses and Injuries.
This NIOSH conference on the aging workforce highlights the importance of the work environment & health promotion: NIOSH Update: Aging Workers at Higher Risk of Death, Severe Injury, Conference Report Suggests Ways to Keep Workers Healthy and Productive
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON
Robert Wood Johnson seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Download: Healthy Workplaces: a model for action (pdf)
Anact (pdf) The French National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions (Anact), created in 1973, is a public institution, managed by three-party council (employers, employees, public authorities).
ANACT helps businesses to improve both the performance of their organisation and the working conditions of their staff. ANACT produces and disseminates innovative methods for participative change and assists in the design and implementation of public incentive policies in its fields of competence. These fields are :
- Occupational health and safety in the work place,
- Technological innovation and socio-technical design,
- Skills and employment, ageing workforce,
- Negotiation assistance and prevention of industrial disputes.
The ARACT (Regional Associations for the Improvement of Working Conditions) pass on these missions in the different regions, with particular focus on SMEs.
Based on consultancy services and studies, and on the exchange of experience with enterprises, consultants, researchers and social partners, the ANACT network (300 employees) develops innovative methods for technological, organisational and social change. The ANACT network acts as a correspondent for international institutions dealing with work organisation and the quality of working life.
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health: Workplace Health Promotion offers Video commentaries
Well-being at Work- New Innovationsand Good Practices (pdf). Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki 2008.
Workplace Safety Continuing Education Online Programs:
Health and Safety with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (pdf)