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Surgeon General Advisory on Health Worker Burnout

In May of 2022, the Surgeon General’s advisory highlighted the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on health workers, who already faced crisis levels of burnout prior to the pandemic.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety

NIOSH defines Total Worker Health as “policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.” The NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program has been providing resources, tools, and education for employers and workers since 2016.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Since 2004, OSHA and The Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources has maintained an Alliance which aims to provide healthcare organizations and other industry stakeholders with information, guidance, and access to resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Objectives include sharing information on OSHA's laws and standards, national initiatives, and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.

To access OSHA Healthcare News, worker safety and well-being resources, as well as free resources developed for the Alliance by TJC/JCR, click on the following links.