The face of occupational safety and health: 2020 and beyond
Margaret Kitt is the Deputy Director for Program and John Howard is the Director at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Atlanta, Georgia.Public Health Reports (Impact Factor: 1.55). 05/2013; 128(3):138-9.
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ABSTRACT: Action to address workforce functioning and productivity requires a broader approach than the traditional scope of occupational safety and health. Focus on "well-being" may be one way to develop a more encompassing objective. Well-being is widely cited in public policy pronouncements, but often as ". . . and well-being" (e.g., health and well-being). It is generally not defined in policy and rarely operationalized for functional use. Many definitions of well-being exist in the occupational realm. Generally, it is a synonym for health and a summative term to describe a flourishing worker who benefits from a safe, supportive workplace, engages in satisfying work, and enjoys a fulfilling work life. We identified issues for considering well-being in public policy related to workers and the workplace. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 11, 2015: e1-e14. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302616).
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