Everyone’s second home is at an office, a research lab, a manufacturing firm or simply anywhere he or she works in. It isn’t just the responsibility of the employee, but also the employer to make sure the place workers spend a big chunk of their lives at has good health standards. Let’s discuss and take a closer scrutiny of common workplace health issues.
Almost everyone, less of course you?re the child of a billionaire, has had to work. Working in a place that people don’t have to risk their lives in, simply increases productivity and efficiency. Workplace health issues such as eating better and healthier, living a balanced life, the ill effects of tobacco, drinking and drugs, sexual and mental health should all be addressed by a company.
Just because we don’t see the immediate effects of food, doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect our lives. Everyone should know what the proper diets are, what proportions of food to eat and what type of foods contain what, and the company that a person works for can act as a school educating them. Workplace health studies have proven that a lot of the breakdowns the body experiences later on in life can be averted only if we learn to eat right.
The unfortunate decline of the world economy has caused a lot of stress for everyone. It is common sense therefore that groups of people with common interests be encouraged to mingle after work according to studies on workplace health. Burnout is very likely for people who have a hard time balancing work and their personal lives.
Smoking kills and everyone knows it, but everyone who are smokers are also having a hard time quitting. Luckily, companies can force their employees to be more concerned about workplace health by making sure no one smokes during working hours and inside company property. Nothing good comes out of smoking and every cigarette stick one finishes shortens his or her life by 5 minutes.
While studies have proven the health benefits of drinking alcohol, this does not give people the license to drink out of control. Alcohol and drugs should never be welcomed into company premises as these are hazards to workplace health. Drugs more so should never be permitted even in an employee?s personal life, as the effects of drugs are long term and over long duration of time.
Having regular safe sex is key to having good sexual health, and the workplace health stands to gain from this as well. Sex is simply a great mode of exercise according to many doctors, as it is a natural human function. Even though sex education isn’t supposed to be a company’s forte, it should be included as it concerns overall employee health.
Popular notion believes that stress and work go hand in hand. The workplace is the single most important environment as employees spend most of their times here so having good architecture and more importantly having an employee focused design can make big gains in overall employee health. Good news is, a lot of modern companies have started to adopt this workplace health practice and have begun to create offices or workplaces that are fun to be in.
In conclusion, this article is a good starting place for anyone to delve deeper into each health issue presented and not presented here. Companies shouldn’t risk employee health and lives, but instead make sure each and every risk and hazard is completely managed and controlled. Both the employer and worker gain from good workplace health practices at work and in the workplace.