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Workplace Wellness

Overview

It is important for companies to provide an on-site Wellness program. Information resulting from this could make people more aware of health issues thus helping to reduce many chronic diseases which are preventable and account for a high percentage of total healthcare costs… Workplace Wellness is an active initiative on behalf of an organisation and its employees, to promote and engage in healthy workplace behaviour and practices, in order to improve workplace health and happiness outcomes. A Workplace Wellness programme often comprises of activities such as health education, health promotion, healthy workplace food options and food preparation areas, on-site fitness programs or facilities (or discounted access to fitness centres). As the majority of an employee’s time is spent in the workplace, it is important for companies to provide an on-site Wellness programme. Research has shown that many chronic diseases are preventable, and that such diseases account for a high percentage of total healthcare costs. Research shows that there is a direct link between workforce health and satisfaction levels, and productivity. Healthy and happy employees are more productive employees.

Benefits

By the end of the workshop,successful participants will be able to:

  • The ability to attract and retain good employees, and reduce turnover due to improved morale
  • Bettering relations between co-workers and managers
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced costs of sick pay, sickness cover, overtime and recruitment
  • Job satisfaction, employee morale and fostering of stronger organisational commitment
  • Enhanced corporate image and long-term interests by promoting health beyond the workplace
  • Playing your part in the national agenda of improving the lives of Emiratis

Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health (OSHAD), is the Competent Authority in the Emirate, for devising, implementing, regulating and enforcing health and safety standards and practices to be met by government and corporate entities. As part of the OSHAD Safety Framework, both government and corporate entities have a responsibility to implement workplace Wellness, and deliver stress management training.

Objectives

Course content Managing work-related stress

  • What is stress? Triggers for stress in the workplace
  • Identifying signs and symptoms of

stress in employees

  • Techniques for managing stress
  • Monitoring stress (managers and supervisors)

The psychology of happiness

  • What is happiness?
  • The benefits of workplace happiness
  • Positive psychology and he power of positive thinking
  • Techniques for achieving happiness

Nutrition

  • Basic nutrition facts
  • Access to good nutrition (in the workplace and home)
  • Adopting good nutrition habits

Ways to promote Wellness in the workplace

  • Health promotion initiatives
  • Adopting healthy workplace habits
  • Job load analysis
  • Office layout
  • Ergonomics
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  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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