Be Active, Work Safe

Be Active, Work Safe: A Novel Program for People with a Disability

Laurel Kincl, Ph.D. and Simon Driver, Ph.D., PIs

  • We developed a novel web-based intervention, "Be Active, Work Safe", that integrates basic occupational health and safety skills into an evidence-based physical activity health promotion model to improve the health and safety of workers with a disability.
  • We sought expert and consumer feedback in a systematic review on the intervention's accessibility and usability.
  • Challenges with recruitment of individuals with disability, the online delivery and the integration of health promotion and workplace health and safety were identified and documented. 

This pilot study is ongoing. Further investigation into making the intervention appropriate for testing in a randomized control trial is underway.

Key Words:  Total Worker Health – physical activity promotion – workplace health and safety education – individual with disability

Research Question:  Can an online program be developed to integrate increasing physical activity and workplace safety knowledge be effective at changing behavior of individuals with disability?

Impact:  Individuals with disabilities face greater "life and job risks", increasing the need for health protection and promotion programs tailored for them which are goals of Healthy People 2020 and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

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