Key Steps In Developing New Workplace Health Policies
The explicit commitment by senior management and participation from employees to the creation of workplace health policies is crucial to the effective implementation of health policies specifically designed to meet the actual demands of the workforce.
The following key steps and/or actions must be taken into consideration when planning the design and implementation of workplace health programs at an level of the company:
Create a brief policy statement by the employer or the senior executive that clearly outlines the commitment of senior management to and acceptance of the health management plan within the organization.
Discuss the economic evaluation of the current and anticipated impacts on health, safety and environmental health that result through the operations of the company.
• Develop appropriate tools to monitor and evaluate of safety, health and economic, social and environmental results to assess the impact on the health and well-being of employees and the competitiveness of the organization.
Implement a systematic internal auditing and evaluating to enable you to make the necessary changes to the health and safety control system within the firm.
They will cooperate in the creation of the health policies for the workplace and its implementation with the assistance of the appropriate professionals, e.g. from occupational health, environmental health or health promotion agencies, and preferably with multidisciplinary prevention services. Quality management systems, as well as internal and external auditing are thought to aid in the establishment and preservation of an enterprise that is healthy. Leading businesses are increasingly integrating health and environmental management into the corporate management system.
The policy on health and the environment of the organization determines the goals, defines procedures, and ensures the human and financial resources required to address health determinants of health and to improve the physical and social surroundings to:
• The greatest improvement in working and health for all employees and, if feasible and also their families
• Create a safe and healthy workplace for employees, while also protecting the general health and environment of those living off the premises
• offer environmentally sustainable and healthy products and services.
• protect the rights of human beings for all employees