Safety & Health Improvement Program
By implementing SHIP in your organization you should see positive impacts1,2 (refs.)
for employees and the overall organization such as:
- Reduced stress and work-life conflict
- Increased team communication and effectiveness
- Improved employee health and safety
- Enhanced work processes and practices
Introduce SHIP to Your Organization
Welcome to the SHIP toolkit! The following documents can be used to introduce SHIP to your organization.
- The provides an overview of the toolkit along with step-by-step instructions.
- Utilize the to inform leadership and teams about the benefits of the program and the SHIP process.
- about the role of HR and/or a SHIP champion.
The Supervisor Training is an essential aspect of SHIP and outlines the importance of supervisor support in improving employee health and safety.
- Access the interactive computer-based training here.*
*The computer-based training link will take you to a website external to OHSU. NwETA, LLC is the company that collaborates with OHSU in the offering of the trainings in these toolkits. OHSU has a financial interest in this company and Dr. Anger, who is the Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at OHSU, is the company's President. If you would like more information about this, please contact the OHSU Integrity Department at (503) 494-8849 or .
Supervisor Behavior Tracking
Behavior Tracking activity is designed to improve the transfer of
trained behaviors following the Supervisor Training. This activity
involves using a notecard or lanyard to set goals and track supportive
behaviors. See Supervisor Training tab for an overview of the tracking
process. The tracking activity has the following elements:
Team Effectiveness Process
The Team Effectiveness Process (TEP) is a structured group discussion in which supervisors and their teams meet to brainstorm solutions for better work practices and an enhanced work environment.
TEP is a tool developed by our partners, WFD Consulting, and consists of work practice assessments, accompanying tools, and templates. Here are the components of TEP:
SHIP Promotional Materials
National statistics report, more than
Furthermore, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics over 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries/illnesses occur annually, which cost employers $1 billion per week in workers' compensation, plus other associated costs such as
1. 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 [Special issue]. BioMed Research International, 1-12. doi: 10.1155/2015/8369672.
2. Hammer, L., Truxillo, D., Bodner, T., Pytlovany, A., Richman, A. & Rineer, J. (in preparation). LMX and Work-Family Intervention Effects.