Occupational Health and Safety
A healthy organization addresses Health and Safety concerns as they arise. Activities exceed the minimum standards for due diligence outlined by Health and Safety Legislation.
The physical environment is managed to control exposure to hazards, maintain cleanliness and reduce environmental impact of business processes.
Work-related injuries and disability times are reduced through effective management techniques, training, and accommodation for employees with special needs.
Mechanisms are in place to determine the health impact of new technologies, work processes, or chemicals in the work environment.
A system exists to manage testing, exposure levels to heat, noise, light and vibration, and to implement an ergonomics program to address the health impacts of human/machine interactions.
An effective Health and Safety Committee coordinates and prioritizes issues by communicating with senior management and providing opportunities for direct employee feedback.
Consider also the personal health practices of employees.
What Makes a Healthy Organization