Health programs for logistics workers and drivers, by carrying out periodic medical examinations, tend to reduce accidents
The concept of sustainable development is growing exponentially in the strategy of organizations, which need to work on raising awareness of these issues and have suitable human capital to carry out the necessary actions.
Various international organizations have programs on their agenda in order to promote sustainable growth. Those involved (stakeholders) are clear that complying with the recommendations, even voluntary, reduces costs very significantly through the occupational health approach, and positively impacts the economy and the community. Therefore, companies have the opportunity to form work teams that generate projects even before legislation forces them to do so.
Let’s look at some examples:
– Complying with international occupational health and safety standards on the management of dangerous substances can prevent accidents and illnesses to workers, reduce contingencies and, in addition, the generation of toxic waste for the environment.
– Taking care of the ergonomics of workplaces by improving lighting and heating can improve energy consumption efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint.
Companies have the opportunity to form work teams that generate projects even before legislation forces them to do so.
– If you encourage the use of bicycles and the practice of car-sharing for employees, you are not only promoting physical activity, cardiovascular health and a better bond between workers, but you are also reducing emissions. carbon.
– Recycling programs in companies reduce the amount of waste in landfills and if an economic benefit were obtained from this, active break practices could be financed, with stretching and relaxation exercises.
– Mental health programs at work, which offer emotional support and stress management training, not only increase the company’s productivity, but also improve the worker’s bond with his or her family.
– The responsible use of natural resources, such as sustainable agricultural practices that reduce the use of harmful chemicals, protects the health of workers and also preserves the quality of soil and water.
– In the food industry, safe food handling practices protect worker health and reduce the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks.
Mental health programs at work not only increase productivity but also improve the worker’s bond with his family
– The use of personal protection elements in the manufacturing industry reduces occupational injuries, makes production more efficient and reduces waste in manufacturing processes.
– The sustainable construction industry carries out adequate waste management and dust reduction that protects the worker’s respiratory system and reduces environmental pollution.
– Health programs for logistics workers and drivers, by carrying out periodic medical examinations, tend to reduce traffic accidents, improve insurance costs and make fuel consumption more efficient.
In conclusion, managing the health of workers is an activity closely linked to business economics and the best sustainability habits.
The author is a doctor specializing in occupational health
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