Health and wellness programs should be a part your company’s overall strategy for a healthy workplace. Health and safety legislation and other workplace policies or programs can provide a basis for a workplace health program. When setting up any program, remember to include training and other support (e.g., time to attend sessions) and choices where possible.
Workplace health programs are different from traditional health and safety programs because there is no legislative mandate. However, the purpose of a workplace health and wellness program is to offer a comprehensive health service for all employees, so it’s particularly important to remember that workers are potentially exposed to a wide variety of health hazards or situations on the job on a regular basis. It is impossible to deal with workplace health and wellness issues in isolation from health and safety, and vice versa.
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