Advocate for Healthy Work
Want to make healthy work the norm in your workplace, community and across the U.S.?
Healthy work advocacy in the U.S. has a long, proud history. On December 29, 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was signed into law, promising every worker the right to a safe and healthy job. While OSHA regulates the physical health and safety of working people, OSHA does not regulate “psychosocial hazards,” which contribute to poor mental and physical health as well as chronic illnesses, including depression and cardiovascular disease—although some other high-income countries do.
Meaningful change around healthy work in the U.S. requires individuals and organizations LEARNING what healthy work is, ASSESSING whether or not their work is healthy, and then TAKING ACTION, demanding healthy work at every level. That’s exactly what has happened in other countries and what is possible here if we take action and raise our voices together.
It’s Time for #HealthyWork in the U.S.
Spread the message that:
If we want healthy people, we need healthy work
Become a Healthy Work Advocate with these NEXT STEPS:
1. JOIN the #HealthyWork movement and subscribe for HWC updates.
3. SHARE our Healthy Work Agenda with your network and workplace.
4. TAKE PART in healthy work advocacy in your community.
Resources for Healthy Work Advocacy
IN THE U.S.
Examples of organizations and campaigns that support healthy work in the U.S. include:
OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Many countries worldwide have work stress prevention policies, guidelines, standards, or laws. Here are some examples:
National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Canadian Mental Health Commission & Standards Council of Canada, 2013