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Health Improvement Through Training and Employee Control (HITEC)
Clinical Trial ( IRB ) #: 06-229S-1
Title: Health Improvement Through Training and Employee Control (HITEC)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Cherniack
Description: This study compares two different approaches to combining workplace safety and health with personal health improvement. The primary focus is on improvement of musculosketal health (mobility and fitness, preventing and controlling joint disease, and work risk reduction), and the secondary focus is on depression and mental health. One approach relies on traditional health promotion, where a management sponsored program offers an educational package and professional review of work organization and ergonomics. The second approach involves developing groups within the workforce (Employee Sponsored Groups or ESPs) that will determine and construct workplace health and safety and personal health programs. The study involves a comparison of cost, measures of health status, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the workforce planning groups. The direct involvement of the workers compensation insurance carrier in the study team is intended to produce realistic and respected agreements about health program conduct and content between the workforce and management. There is a significant economic and econometric component, which is designed to link health and process outcomes to rate structure.
  Healthy Volunteer
  Injuries, Poisonings and Occupational
Eligibility Criteria: Check with study contact
How to Contact: Jeff Dussetschleger. Telephone: Not available. Email: jdussetshleger@uchc.edu
Enrollment Status/Comments: Enrolling/recruiting. For current recruitment status, please check with study contact.