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NIOSH center offers free online course on Total Worker Health


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Lowell, MA — A new online training course is designed to introduce Total Worker Health concepts to occupational safety and health professionals.

The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace offers the self-paced course, which has three modules. One module outlines work and non-work factors that can influence employee safety, health and well-being, and impact organizations. Another introduces the vital elements of TWH and “explains the importance of leadership commitment to TWH.”

CPH-NEW, a NIOSH Center of Excellence based out of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, states, “Participants will learn how and when to engage employees when using a TWH approach, as well as provide evidence for the rationale for integrating program elements.” In addition, they’ll learn “simple ways to implement TWH practices within an organization, and also identify tools and resources available for implementing the TWH program.”

Anyone who completes the course can receive a certificate, which can be used for continuing education credits with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. 

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