Vol. 1 No. 4 (2021): The work Environment and community health

The work Environment and community health

A healthy workplace is one where workers and managers collaborate to continually improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and by doing this, sustain the productivity of the business (World Health Organisation, 2009).

Given we spend one third of our lives at work, the working environment can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. A healthy working environment is one in which there is not only an absence of harmful conditions that can cause injury and illness but an abundance of health-promoting ones (WHO, 2010).

Workplace health and wellbeing programs take into consideration the impacts that the work environment and the type of work can have on the health of workers, and provide activities or initiatives that are designed to make healthy choices the easy choice for workers. This issue focuses on how to better the work environment, it also contains some health information you may find interesting.

Published: 2021-09-30