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Office Workers

‚ÄčThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for its employees, guests, and patients. The purpose of this web page is to assist NIH employees that work in an office environment with meeting their responsibilities when working on NIH property, to help reduce the possibility of personal injury, property damage and liability losses, and to comply with all federal safety and health regulations. The interactions developed through office safety can also bring collateral benefits in the form of improved communication, documentation, and cost savings. This web page is designed to ensure that the office health and safety information is made available and useable by employees and contractors.

 

Select one of the links below for more information.

 

Health and Safety Programs

NIH Policy Manual Chapters: Health and Safety Related Policies

Health Benefits

Environmental Support

Health and Safety Programs

The following are opportunities available to employees at the workplace to begin, change or maintain health behaviors.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Classes or seminars on health topics 

CPR/AED Training (Intranet only) 

Employee Assistance Program

Ergonomic evaluations and training

Fitness 

NIH Fitness Center 

Nursing Mothers Program

Occupational Medical Service

Safety, Health and Wellness Day

Wellness@NIH (Intranet only)


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NIH Policy Manual Chapters: Health and Safety Related Policies

The following are formal NIH Policy Manual Chapters pertaining to office workers and is designed to protect or promote employee health in the workplace. Supportive workplace health policies affect large groups of workers simultaneously and make adopting healthy behaviors much easier. They can create and foster a company culture of health.

 

1310 - Workplace Violence Prevention and Response 

1321 - Tobacco-Free NIH 

1340 - NIH Occupational Safety and Health Management Program 

1750 - NIH Risk Management Program

2204 - Reasonable Accommodations 

2300-000 - Office of Human Resources Policies

2300-339-2 - Medical Qualifications Determinations

2300-792-2 Employee Counseling Services Program


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Safety and Health Benefits

As an NIH employee, you are entitled to a compensation package including health insurance coverage and other services or discounts regarding health.

 

Benefits and Pay at the NIH (employees only) 

NIH Training Center 

Recreation & Welfare Association (R&W) 

Wellness@NIH (Intranet only)

Work/Life at NIH  


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Environmental Support

Air quality program

Bicycle racks and lockers

Community Outreach

Employee Assistance Program

Green space for exercise or relaxation

HeartWalk at NIH

Lactation rooms

On-site fitness facilities

Occupational Medical Service

Shower and locker facilities

Supportive supervisory resources

Wellness@NIH (Intranet only)


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