Three Benefits of a Safe and Healthy Workplace
I have just started working with this cool company and as part of my orientation and training; me and other new hires have been asked to attend seminars on health and safety in the workplace. I think this is a wonderful undertaking for all workers and even for employers, thanks in a large part to the TRH Group, which has done a splendid job on this health and safety training.
I was amazed to learn that since the introduction of programs such as those covered under the OSHA, there have been huge improvements in the conditions in the workplace, which has translated to benefits to the workers. Just to give examples, here are some of these benefits.
Reduction of Accidents
One of the best things that could happen with having a safe and health workplace is the reduction of accidents. Official records will show that indeed, accidents have been effectively controlled since putting in place these programs. This means so much to employees since they can be more productive and without fear of accidents that may mean being sidelined for many months. By instituting safety measures, accidents have been reduced dramatically since there are less chances of being injured due to unsafe work areas and dangerous machines and equipment. Workers now are more aware due to the continuous training given by the company.
Reduction of Stress
Stress in a workplace is a very valid issue and has been known to cause problems in the quality of life of a worker. It has even been shown that this stress may manifest long after the worker may have retired from the job. It is indeed very noteworthy to learn that this stress level can be reduced considerably by having a safe and healthy workplace. By just being aware that the workplace is safe and healthy, an employee can be relieved of any stress. By doing so, problems such as high blood pressure, low immunity to diseases, and other medical conditions are greatly minimized or even eliminated.
Improved Conditions of Workers
Aside from addressing stress levels, a safe and healthy workplace can go a long way in improving the condition of the workers. For one, air quality within the job site will be one that is free of pollutants and other harmful substances. By breathing clean and safe air, employees may now be spared of respiratory and other diseases. Safety and health programs also include the promotion of the wellbeing of employees through the use of proper equipment. As an example, equipments are designed to minimize any strain or potential problems to the worker. Potential injuries to the eyes, posture, and other body parts are not only eliminated but may even help in the improving the physical condition of the worker.