02/13/2006

New 'Healthy Workplace' Web Portal

Do you need advice on how to develop a workplace health strategy for your
organization? Are you concerned about your job demands, your teenager's mood
swings or your spouse's cardiac health? A new web resource addresses the
importance of these and many other concerns that can affect your general
wellness, how you perform at work, as well as the overall health of your
organization.

Bringing Health to Work is a web portal offered as a public service from the
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Accessible through
the CCOHS website, the portal offers one-stop access to more than 300 of the
most authoritative and reliable sources of workplace health and wellness
information on the web. It is a virtual clearinghouse of links to programs and
tools, case studies, policies, publications, resources and more.

A person's general health and well being is directly related to their
"workplace health." How workers feel affects their job satisfaction, morale and
productivity, as well as the organization's profitability, employee retention
and recruitment, and the number of physical injuries sustained by employees.
When people feel valued, respected and satisfied in their jobs and work in
safe, healthy environments, they are more likely to be more productive and
committed to their work. Everyone can benefit from a healthy workplace.

"The impact of healthy workplaces is far reaching," says Dr. P.K. Abeytunga,
Vice President and Director General of CCOHS. "They contribute to the
productivity, competitiveness and wealth of our economy and impact the quality
of working life, affecting families, communities and the whole of our society.
We believe that this website will help inspire and enable people to participate
in making their workplaces healthy so that all may thrive and benefit."

The portal's information is organized by topics, which include aging,
childcare, job satisfaction, job design, employee assistance programs (EAPs),
stress, smoking cessation, and much more. Web users can also browse according
to their role (employee, employer or practitioner) or by resource type
(websites, online discussions, or published references).

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety