Other Scientific Research

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A broad base of scientific evidence supports workplace programs that integrate health, wellness and safety. Research also supports participatory programs, in which employees are involved in designing a healthier workplace. This page provides a partial list of this body of evidence. 

Integrating health promotion with occupational health and safety

  • Goetzel R. Examining the value of integrating occupational health and safety and health promotion programs in the workplace. Policy and Practice Working Group 2005. Read the full article on CDC website.
  • Henning R, Warren W, Robertson M, Faghri P, Cherniack M. Workplace Health Protection and Promotion through Participatory Ergonomics: An Integrated Approach. Public Health Rep. 2009; 124(Suppl 1): 26–35. Read the full article on the PMC website.
  • Research Compendium. NIOSH Total Worker Health™ program: seminal research papers 2012. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the full article on CDC website 
  • Robertson M, Courtney T, A systems analysis approach to solving office work system health and performance problems. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 2004; 5:3, 181-197. Read the full article on the Taylor and Francis website.
  • Seabury S, Lakdawalla D, Reville R. The economics of integrating injury and illness prevention and health promotion programs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the full article on CDC website
  • Sorensen G, Barbeau E. Steps to a healthier workforce: integrating occupational health and safety and worksite health promotion: state of the science. Steps to a Healthier Workforce Symposium, 2004. Read the full article on the CDC website.

Participatory worksite wellness programs

Worksite wellness and a healther workplace

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Guidance Statement. Workplace health protection and promotion: a new pathway for a healthier--and safer--workforce. Hymel P et al., J Occ Env Medicine 2011;53(6):695-702. Read the full article on the ACOEM website. (pdf) 
  • American Heart Association Policy Statement. Worksite wellness programs for cardiovascular disease prevention. Carnethon M et al., Circulation. 2009;120:1725-1741. Read the full article on Circulation website.
  • Essential elements for effective workplace programs and policies for improving worker health and well-being. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 2008. Read the full article on the NIOSH website.