How to align workplace health, safety strategies

Adopting a framework to integrate health and safety strategies into the workplace could significantly improve American workers' overall well-being, according to guidance published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. To implement such a strategy, employers should adopt a model that uses a newly developed health and safety index based on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, according to workplace health and safety experts. Currently, the workplace safety and wellness sectors largely operate independently of one another. Another problem lies in the communication issues and institutional language barriers between experts in subsections of health and safety. "Support for government organizations and academic centers that are engaged in active research on this topic is vital," the authors write. Guidance

 

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