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Feb 01, 2010

New information on the WorkLife Initiative is available on the NIOSH web site.
The WorkLife Initiative, a program developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and partners, seeks to better understand and promote the kinds of work environments, programs, and policies that result in healthier, more productive workers with reduced disease and injury and lower health care needs and costs. It is based on a foundational commitment to workplaces free of recognized hazards and the idea that better work-based health policies and programs can help to sustain and improve the health and wellbeing of workers. New information on the WorkLife Initiative is available on the NIOSH web site.

In related news, NIOSH has also published a document that provides a snapshot of our work addressing the safety and health issues that reach across all the U.S. states, industries, and disciplines, including information about efforts in traditional and emerging areas such as NORA, research-to-practice, emergency response, nanotechnology, personal protective technology, global collaborations, and other cross-cutting programs. It also included examples of how NIOSH and partners are working hard to achieve a shared mission of making the workplace safer and healthier for all workers. Go to Delivering on the Nation's Investment in Worker Safety and Health (Pub. No. 2010-122, January 2010).