Studying small organizations and worker health, safety, and well-being.
The Small + Safe + Well (SSWell) study was 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 was to uncover how those efforts and perceptions that affect health outcomes.
The study findings demonstrate the importance of developing Total Worker Health® (TWH) policies, programs, and practices in small business. In particular, our work emphasized how critical company leadership is in creating an environment that supports TWH. We found that when leadership is committed to workforce health, safety, and well-being that employees are more motivated to engage and participate in TWH initiatives. Our research demonstrates that TWH leadership training can help small business leaders take action to improve their workforce’s health, safety, and well-being.
Major outputs of this research project are our Total Worker Health Leadership Programs that are offered online or in-person. These evidence-based training programs are designed for business leaders who want to create a workplace culture that is safe, healthy, productive, and sustainable.
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.
The SSWell Study was 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.