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Workplace Health - Important info for your workplace

The Health at Work 4 All! program offers a step-by-step guide that will provide you with the background information and tools you need to create or enhance your workplace health and wellness initiatives.

The guide provides practical ideas and information about: 

  • Raising awareness and building wellness skills among your employees
  • Creating a supportive workplace environment

Every employee in your workplace has roles and responsibilities inside and outside of work that impact them on a daily basis and determine how productive and attentive they are while working for you. This can ultimately affect the success of your business.

How can you ensure they are getting the information and assistance they need to care for themselves, their families and their communities? Employee health is supported through the creation of a positive workplace culture where healthy choices are the easy choices. Help your employees find the best information available so they can be sure they are making the healthiest choices can can come to work healthy, mentally and physically, ready to work to their best potential every day!

See the information in the sections listed on the left hand side of this page to discover why these topics deserve consideration and attention in your workplace, how to address them. The information there can also provide support for the development of guidelines and policies in your workplace.

Topic List

Through Health at Work 4 All! a number of great resources have been created for use in your workplace. View the Workplace Health Topic List (PDF) to discover what is available in print or web based formats; presentations, displays to borrow for health fairs and special events, pamphlets, brochures, educational opportunities and workshops. For more information call the number(s) indicated in each section. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact the Health at Work 4 All! program coordinator at 519-663-5317 ext. 3333.

Employers who support health and wellness initiatives for their employees see benefits such as:

  • improved productivity,
  • decreased absenteeism  
  • improved moral
  • easier retention and recruitment of employees
  • reduced health care costs
  • improved corporate culture

Your business will become known as an employer of choice!

Healthy, happy employees,

  • are sick less often,
  • are more productive,
  • have better work-life-family balance.
 
Date of creation: February 28, 2013
Last modified on: March 7, 2017