Health, Safety & Wellbeing. How are the three connected?

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They are so inextricably linked, they are inseparable. When workplace conditions are improved, safety is enhanced and overall wellbeing has the potential to improve. On the other hand, if a workplace has less than desirable working conditions the result can be substantial safety risks, health has a good chance of deteriorating & wellbeing is unlikely to thrive.

Total Worker Health is a body of research which is gaining some momentum in the United States. This train of thought, based on considerable empirical research, is of the opinion that our Human Resources, Health & Safety and Occupational Health Departments should be united in their view of employees health, safety & wellbeing. The thinking is that a safe worker is a healthy worker, and vice versa.

For more information on Total Worker Health click here

Why bother with integration?

∗ Evidence supports that integrated approach works
∗ Rising costs of healthcare
∗ Recognition that there is an overlap between ‘work-related’ an ‘non work-related’ health issues

At Upstream we can help organisations by creating policies, programs, and practices which protect and promote worker safety, health, and well-being in line with TWH principles.

 

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