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This resource is designed to help workplace health promotion intermediaries in Ontario to:
- Select and implement a situational assessment tool in their workplace, and
- Replicate and/or adapt the best practice process and methodology used to generate the tools.
The information presented in the resource is meant to increase the likelihood that practitioners will use effective situational assessment tools in their work.
It contains information about 42 recommended and promising tools in six categories: needs assessments, health risk appraisals, workplace environmental audits, employee interest surveys, current practice surveys, and organizational culture surveys.
This resource also provides guidelines and principles related to situational assessment tools, methodological information for practitioners interested in conducting their own reviews, as well as future recommendations for the project.
In 2005 eighteen review panel members were recruited, trained and provided with a web-based application to examine, in pairs, 35 situational assessment tools (3 – 5 tools each). This resource represents the results of their examination. In 2010 a second review panel was put together consisting of fourteen members who reviewed a further 31 tools gathered since the catalogue was first published. Previous tool summaries were also revised and re-published with the most up to date information.
Project Overview — an introduction to the project, a conceptual look at comprehensive workplace health promotion, situational assessment tools and best practice, along with principles of good practice and guidelines for how to select a tool.
Methodology — the process used to determine the tools for the catalogue and discussion of future recommendations.
Complete Tool Listing – an alphabetical listing of all 42 tools in the catalogue. From there, you can click on each tool name to access the tool summaries.
Tool Summaries — A brief tool summary gives you a quick look at the tool’s characteristics. Icons provide helpful identifiers for the characteristics of each tool. A complete tool summary gives more details on the tool’s characteristics as well as implementation and evaluation of the tool. Selected reviewer comments (strengths, limitations and general feedback) are also included.
Resource Listing — a listing of the tools themselves and/or tools with supporting documents (such as final reports, related journal articles, and other relevant materials) that can be accessed directly from this web site.
Glossary — provides definitions to terms used throughout the resource.
Icon Legend — Icons have been attached to particular tool characteristics to assist in identifying the attributes of each tool. The icons are used in the Cabin Guide, as well as in each tool summary.
Searching the Catalogue
Use this general search if, for example, you want to see if there are any tools that would work in a "health care" setting.
Use this Organization and Tool Name search if, for example, you remember a tool from "NQI" and want to see if it is part of the catalogue.
Use this Characteristic search if, for example, you're looking for a tool that addresses "organizational culture" and has "online access."