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Keep Your Employees Safe and Healthy

3394439610_907d99c8c5_m.jpgAccording to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 2.3 million people die as a result of work-related injuries or diseases a year. Additionally, 337 million workplace accidents occur each year that result in extended absences from work. Take today, World Day for Safety and Health at Work to read more about the risks employees are exposed to in the workplace and dig deeper to help keep your employees safe and healthy. Here’s a great starting point for resources, statistics, and information on health and safety at work, as well as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) website full of information and industry-specific resources.

Take notes from our winning organizations that have policies and practices in place that help ensure their employees’ safety and promote employee health and well-being.

The American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) has an internal wellness program that not only helps the organization stand out as an industry leader, but also delivers high participation rates and measurable results, with a return on investment (ROI) of 2:1. Also, check out this video on ACIPCO’s psychologically healthy workplace practices.

Leaders Bank, in Illinois redesigned their employee stress management program to better suit the needs of employees, based on employee feedback, and it’s worked. Employees are taught specific methods for recognizing the early warning signs of stress and how to implement prevention and stress management interventions. Read more about that program here and check out this video to see more of Leaders Bank’s healthy workplace practices.

Pacific Shipyards International’s safety program nicknamed An Extra Pair of Eyes helps keep their employees safe by using statistical information, task analysis, and behavioral science concepts to develop preventative safety protocols and simulations. Read more about the details here.

Our Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners and Best Practices Honorees show leaders that employee safety is priority and striving to improve employees’ health everyday is worth the investment. Take the opportunity to learn more now and take a proactive approach to your employees’ health and safety. Your employees and their families will thank you.

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This page contains a single entry by Jessica McKenzie, MS published on April 28, 2010 6:12 PM.

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