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5 Healthy strategies for a healthy and safe workplace

Nov 12 2018 • Written by Team Fitgenix

~ Team Fitgenix

Treatment without prevention is unsustainable. So, it is critical to emphasize the importance of health and safety at work. Fitgenix shares 5 sure-fire plans to make your workplace safe, healthy and more productive.

 

  1. Develop a strong safety plan

A concrete plan always depends on the execution.  Create a safety committee at work. Scheduling a staff meeting and taking their inputs to discuss the risk factors is a great idea to avoid future malady and other health hazards.

 

  1. Ergonomics hazards

Keeping the risk factors of musculoskeletal injuries and disease, the modern workplace is encouraged to design comfortable workstation where employees work smoothly and efficiently.

Workplace ergonomics factor considers employees’ repetitive movement, good workplace design, comfortable workstation reach, body positioning etc.

 

  1. Prepare and always be ready to face an emergency

Accidents can occur in a fraction of a second. Provide your employees a basic emergency kit and give prior training on how to use it.

Educating employees on fire prevention and precautionary measures, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly called CPR etc. can be looked. Conduct drills in each areas to see preparedness.

 

  1. Check on Sick building syndrome (SBS)

Get the cure done if your office premise is sick. This sickness is in terms of environmental factors that affects employees health. The typical complaint of employees at workplace is having headache, fatigue, respiratory distress, cold and flu, which is termed as “sick building syndrome.”

Regular cleaning, proper ventilation, flu vaccination and periodic health screening of employees are essential to maintain their good health.

 

 

  1. Avoid injury by keeping good postures

Encourage employees to maintain good sitting and standing postures at their workstation. Wrong postures unknowingly invite injuries, resulting in absenteeism of employees and loss of productivity. Avoid keeping large stuffs on the desk. Adjust things rather than adjusting yourself!

Contribute: Do write to us about any wellness program in your company that has led to noticeable gains for your employees, at smriti@fitgenix.in