Total Worker Health (TWH)

Definition - What does Total Worker Health (TWH) mean?

Total Worker Health (TWH) incorporates a range of policies, programs and practices that are designed to protect workers from work related safety and health hazards. It is a registered trademark of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

A key aspect of the program is its holistic approach to the health and well-being of workers. It often brings to the fore risk factors in the workplace that have not previously been considered as worker risk factors.

Safeopedia explains Total Worker Health (TWH)

Total worker health looks beyond the obvious worker hazard such as unhygienic working conditions to also consider such factors as wages, hours of work, workload, stress levels, interactions with co-workers, and access to periods of leave. It considers the impact that these factors may have on workers, their families and the community at large. TWH is also focused on improving the well-being of workers by targeting the conditions under which they work.

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