The International Labor Organization (ILO), describes Workplace Wellbeing as all aspects of working life relating to quality and safety of the physical environment, how workers feel about their work, their working environment, the climate at work and work organization. “The aim of measures for workplace wellbeing is to complement OSH measures to make sure workers are safe, healthy, satisfied and engaged at work”.
Workers wellbeing can be linked to an organization’s long term effectiveness as many studies have shown a direct link between productivity or work output levels and the general health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Every viable organization should be conscious of its most valuable resources-People! – Human Resources propels organisations to high achievements in productivity, creativity or innovation, profits, good public relations or connections to community development. So, how do we value workers when their wellbeing is not considered as part of safe working practice?
In the next series of topics relating to wellbeing, there will be a focus on issues that might impact on wellbeing and invariably safe performance in the workplace. A number of industries and organization have identified that not addressing issues relating to workers wellbeing could lead to workplace problems like stress, conflict, bullying, mental health issues and probably alcohol and drug abuse. The significant impact and cost to businesses or industry due to lack of safe wellbeing awareness or actions to mitigate some of these issues keeps rising.
Raising awareness means we can at least be better prepared and prevent external issues that lead to unsafe workplaces.
It is the responsibility of us all to work towards positive wellbeing so that we can realize a true sense of work-life-balance. Both employers and employees are all responsible for safe wellbeing
Remember, you always have a choice, but only you can decide to do it the safe way. The safe way is usually not the shortest or quickest way, but it’s your decision.
BE A ZERO HERO!
Every reasonable precaution should be taken to protect yourself and promote our ZERO ACCIDENTS culture.
PLEASE PLAN TO HAVE A SAFE DAY!