Developing and implementing a Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety (CWHS) Program is one way to achieve a psychologically safe workplace. This program is a coordinated strategy with related activities, initiatives, and policies developed by the employer, in consultation with employees, to continually improve or maintain the quality of working life, health, and the well-being of the workforce.
What advantages do CWHS programs offer?
Reduced: absenteeism employee turnover (means reduced recruitment and retraining costs) grievances health costs medical leave or disability presenteeism workplace injuries and incidents and lost work time. Improved: creativity employee co-operation employee engagement employee retention loyalty to the organization morale and employee satisfaction productivity, and recruitment.
How can a CWHS Program that promotes mental health be established?
The following steps should be followed in order to create and maintain your comprehensive workplace health and safety program and your organization's continual improvement process: Lead (management leadership and commitment) Plan (organize) Do (implement) Check (evaluate) Act (improve) For instance, the steps for your workplace could include: Obtain Management Support - In order to begin the process of healthy workplace planning, all levels of the organization must support the concept Consider creating a team or group or other structure to help with this process.
What elements make up a CWHS program?
Workplace health promotion (wellness) Workplace health and safety (the physical work environment) Psychosocial work environment (organizational culture and the organization of work) Organizational community involvementNote that these are not four distinct or separate areas; rather, they overlap and must be integrated within the CWHS Program; they cannot be addressed in isolation."""