protects workers from injury and illness, reduces absenteeism and turnover, increases productivity, and raises employee morale
The Safety & Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is designed to help organizations promote employee health, safety, and work-life balance by increasing supervisor support and team effectiveness.
Designed for managers and supervisors, this evidence-based training teaches participants how to improve work-life and safety support behaviors. The program includes a helpful start guide, one-hour online training course for managers, followed by behavior tracking and a follow-up guide.
“Employees were cautious at first, but now they are the ones asking supervisors if they can revisit the team effectiveness goals. They’re really enthusiastic.”
-Suzanne Kahn, Maintenance Director Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Improving employee safety, health, and well-being through supervisor support and team effectiveness.
The Safety & Health Improvement Program for supervisors and managers has been empirically tested and shown to:
Reduce stress and work-life conflict.
Increase team communication and effectiveness.
Improve employee health and safety.
Enhanced work processes and practices.
To learn more or discuss the program with others, we have provided the following downloadable resources
Steps in the program
There are four steps in the Safety & Health Improvement Program. Each step provides the documentation or link for easy access.
The Evidence Behind the Training
EXPLORATION OF THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT ON A WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH INTERVENTION
Hammer, L. B., Truxillo, D. M., Bodner, T., Pytlovany, A. C., & Richman, A. (2019). Exploration of the impact of organisational context on a workplace safety and health intervention. Work & Stress, 33(2), 192-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2018.1496159
HOME IS WHERE THE MIND IS: FAMILY INTERFERENCE WITH WORK AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN TWO HIGH RISK INDUSTRIES
Johnson, R. C., Eatough, E. M., Chang, C.-H., Hammer, L. B., & Truxillo, D. M. (2019). Home is where the mind is: Family interference with work and safety performance in two high risk industries. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110, 117-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.10.012
THE EFFECTS OF SLEEP ON WORKPLACE COGNITIVE FAILURE AND SAFETY
Brossoit, R. M., Crain, T. L., Leslie, J. J., Hammer, L. B., Truxillo, D. M., & Bodner, T. E. (2019). The effects of sleep on workplace cognitive failure and safety. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24, 411-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000139
DO RESOURCES MATTER FOR EMPLOYEE STRESS? IT DEPENDS HOW OLD YOU ARE
Yaldiz, L. M., Truxillo, D. M., Bodner, T., & Hammer, L. B. (2018). Do resources matter for employee stress? It depends on how old you are. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107, 182-194. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.04.005
THE MODERATING EFFECTS OF PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURES OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Rineer, J. R., Truxillo, D.M., Bodner, T., Hammer, L.B., & Krainer, M. (2017). The Moderating Effects of Perceived Organizational Support on the Relationship between Organizational Justice and Objective Measures of Cardiovascular Health. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26:3, 399-410, DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2016.1277207.
RELATING AGE, DECISION AUTHORITY, JOB SATISFACTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH: A STUDY OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Zaniboni, S., Truxillo, D. M., Rineer, J. R., Bodner, T. E., Hammer, L. B., & Krainer, M. (2016). Relating age, decision authority, job satisfaction, and mental health: A study of construction workers. Work, Aging and Retirement, 2, 428-435.
EFFECTS OF A WORKPLACE INTERVENTION TARGETING PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK FACTORS ON SAFETY AND HEALTH OUTCOMES
Hammer, L., Truxillo, D., Bodner, T., Rineer, J., Pytlovany, A., & Richman, A. (2015). Effects of a workplace intervention targeting psychosocial risk factors on safety and health outcomes: Psychosocial factors and workers health and safety. BioMed Research International, Article ID 836967, 12 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/836967.
SAFETY, HEALTH, AND WELL BEING OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Bodner, T., Kraner, M., Bradford, B., Hammer, L., & Truxillo, D. (2014). Safety, health, and well-being of municipal utility and construction workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56(7), 771-778. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000178