The Small + Safe + Well (SSWell) study is a multi-year research project designed to understand how small organizations support the health, safety, and well-being of their workforce and how employees perceive their workplace culture. The aim of this project is to uncover how those efforts and perceptions affect health outcomes.
Total Worker Health® Leadership Programs
Major outputs of this project are our Total Worker Health Leadership Programs that are available to non-SSWell study participants. These programs are designed for business leaders who want to create a sustainable workforce and workplace culture that is safe, healthy, and productive. In this executive program, renowned faculty from the Colorado School of
Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment will evaluate your organization’s approach to health and safety. In a small group of fellow leaders, you will be given personalized, data-driven feedback and develop an action plan to optimize the health, safety, and productivity of your workplace. You will also have the opportunity to provide and receive mentoring, growing your network with other local business leaders.
- Schwatka, N. V., Sinclair, R., Fan, W., Dally, M., Shore, E., Brown, C. E., … Newman, L. S. (2020). How does Organizational Climate Motivate Employee Safe and Healthy Behavior in Small Business? A Self Determination Theory Perspective.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1. doi: 10.1097/jom.0000000000001839
- Schwatka, NV, Tenney, L, Dally, M, Scott, J, Brown, C, Weitzenkamp, D, Shore, E, Newman, L. (2018). Small business Total Worker Health: A conceptual and methodological approach to facilitating organizational change.
Occupational Health Sciences. 2(1): 25-41.
- Shore, E., Schwatka, NV, Dally, M, Brown, C, Tenney, L, Newman, LS. (in press). Small business employees perceptions of leadership are associated with safety and health climates and their own behaviors.
Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.
- Thompson, J, Schwatka, NV, Tenney, L, Newman, L. (2018). Total Worker Health: A small business leader perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research
and Public Health. 15(11): 2416.
The SSWell Study is funded through a cooperative agreement (1 U19 OH 011227 – 01) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as part of one of six national Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health.