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Workplaces

Various ProfessionsWhat is a Healthy Workplace?

  • A safe environment in which to work
  • A workplace where it is easy for employees to make choices
  • A workplace that values and cares about its employees

Why Have a Healthy Workplace?

  • Increased job satisfaction and morale
  • Fosters creativity, quality and customer service
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Reduced workplace incidents and injuries
  • Reduced benefit costs
  • Potential for lower site/personnel insurance costs
  • Maximizes compliance with recognized quality management standards
  • Healthier and happier employees
  • Enhanced corporate image

Through workplace health promotion initiatives workplaces can improve the health of the workplace environment and their workers.

Workplace health promotion is defined as: “those educational, organizational or economic activities in the workplace designed to improve the health of workers and therefore the community at large” (Chu 1994).

At Elgin St. Thomas Public Health we support the concept of a comprehensive health workplace. (Insert Comprehensive Workplace Approach Diagram from the National Quality Institute)

“Creating a Safe Work Environment Is About Creating a Culture Which Values the Well-being of People”.

- The Dupont Company

The Wellness Works program of the Elgin St. Thomas Public Health offers a variety of programs and resources to support your organization’s workplace health program. To learn more about these, just click on the Health at Work 4 All!

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