13 Jun OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Essential Elements for Worker’s Healthcare Programs
Healthcare programs for employees of diversified industries are essentially necessary to support healthy behaviors at the workplace. It serves as the back bone of the overall productivity of the employees contributing to the success of their company. Employers should provide comprehensive health care activities and programs such as weight management programs, on-site fitness programs, and annual physical examination so as to ensure the physique of our valued employees.
In the long run, employers will get advantage on minimizing their health care costs, increased worker’s efficiency and healthier workforce. Without a doubt, having a vigorous & productive workforce can strategically lower direct costs including employee’s compensation claims & insurance. On the other hand, it will also reflect a positive impact on indirect costs of companies including frequent absence & output. Furthermore, having well organized health care programs will attract and retain employees.
- Employee Centered Healthcare Programs Effective programs flourish in companies with medical policies and programs that uphold value throughout the organization and develop employee’s active participation, contribution, and involvement. There must be organized inspections of the workplace to spot workplace hazards. Inspections should be at regular periodic intervals, when accidents occur, and when a new hazard is suspected or recognized. This will better help the organization to design well versed programs for their employees.
- Profound Leadership. Dedication to employee’s health and safety, manifested in words and actions, is crucial for the company. The bond of workforce health and safety to the core products, services and values of the company should be agreed upon by leaders and communicate from top to bottom of the organization. Health care programs and budgets should be planned accordingly to provide a wide-ranging services than can be availed by the workface.
- Coordination with Mid-Level Management. Supervisors and managers at all levels should be drawn in supporting health-supportive programs. They are the direct liaison between the workers and upper management and will evaluate if the healthcare program succeeds or fails. Mid level supervisors has a vital role in integrating, motivating and communicating with employees.