Health Practices and
Occupational Health & Safety: Making the Link
Did You Know That...
if your body mass index (BMI) is in the overweight or obese range, this can increase your risk of a nonfatal workplace injury.
if you work long hours or shift work, or in high-demand, low-control work environments, you may be at an increased risk of becoming obese.
if you make unhealthy lifestyle choices this can lead to chronic diseases. These are a major source of disability, morbidity, and mortality among workers, and a major expense for employers.
Personal Health Practices and Occupational Health & Safety - What's the Link?
Historically, personal health practices and occupational health and safety have been considered separate areas. Occupational injury and disease prevention have been viewed primarily as the responsibility of the employer.
30-60% of type 2 diabetes may be prevented through a healthy diet, losing excess weight and exercising regularly or medication intervention (Canadian Diabetes Association, 2008).
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