FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2010

CONTACT:
Christine Baker
510-622-3959

 

Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation
Releases The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and
Safety Programs with Workplace Wellness Programs

OAKLAND  -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)  is pleased to announce that The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Programs with Workplace Wellness Programs produced by CHSWC and the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California (UC), Berkeley has been posted on the CHSWC website.  Printed copies will be available in September.

The booklet was developed to respond to the need for educational materials with guidelines for integration of occupational safety and health with workplace health promotion programs.  Evidence suggests that wellness programs may have a greater chance of success if integration with occupational health and safety efforts is a priority.

CHSWC is charged with examining the health and safety and workers’ compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.  The Commission was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers’ compensation system and of the state’s activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Programs with Workplace Wellness Programs and CHSWC is available at www.dir.ca.gov/chswc in the reports section and by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, CA 94612, by calling (510) 622-3959, by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265, or by emailing chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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