June 18, 2018
The average person spends eight (8) hours or more in the workplace. Occupational hazards and risks are prevalent in a work environment, especially one with prolonged periods of sitting.
A healthy and productive work environment is a benefit for the employee and the employer. From an early emphasis on safety and injury prevention, the focus for employers is gradually shifting towards fitness and longevity.
Risks to the health and well-being of the workforce include:
- Musculoskeletal pain and discomfort related to poor ergonomics at the workstation
- Weight gain and obesity (a result of sedentary jobs)
- Heart and lung related diseases
A healthy and happy staff member is a valuable asset to any company. Improved well-being leads to higher job satisfaction and improved retention rates. There is a direct correlation between high productivity and a healthy and fit workforce.Read the Newsletter