health and wellness

Making the Case for Workplace Wellness Programs

Nov. 6, 2017
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launches an e-course to help make the business case for workplace wellness programs.

To help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a new e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness.

“While a well thought out and executed workplace wellness program is a vital component to the success of an organization, knowing how to get started can be overwhelming,” said Gareth Jones, acting president and CEO of CCOHS. “We hope this e-course helps and motivates people to take positive steps that lead to the creation of healthy workplaces and successful wellness programs.”

With many workers in Canada spending the majority of their waking hours at work each day, employers are starting to realize the importance of offering workplace wellness programs and the positive impact they can have. If the success of an organization depends heavily on the productivity of its workers, then it makes sense to ensure that the employees have a work environment that is healthy and in which they can thrive. 

Business Case for Workplace Wellness is a free, 30-minute e-course that provides business owners, managers and supervisors with an introduction to establishing a workplace wellness program. The course helps participants better understand the benefits of having a workplace wellness program, and what the return on investment of these initiatives can be. 

Additional resources can be accessed from the CCOHS web site, including:

Healthy Workplaces Web Portal 

Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Program Fact Sheet

Workplace Health and Well-being Promotion - Getting Started Fact Sheet 

Workplace Health and Well-being - Sample Program Elements Fact Sheet

Workplace Health and Well-being - Sample Survey Fact Sheet

About the Author

Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the former content director of EHS Today, and is currently the EHSQ content & community lead at Intelex Technologies Inc. She has written about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990.

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