Why promote healthy work environments? Canadian workers spend an average of 10.5 hours a day at work and commuting to and from work! Workplaces are an ideal setting for promoting healthy behaviours and preventing disability and disease through healthy, safe work environments. Even more, healthy workplaces are good for business. Healthy work environments improve productivity and reduce costs related to absenteeism, lost productivity, turnover, workers' compensation, and medical and disability claims.
We partner with organizations to inform and enable the creation of healthier workplaces.
Healthy Families BC
The Healthy Families BC website "At Work" section has tools and resources to help employers and employees create workplaces that support healthy choices and well-being.
WellnessFits is a free comprehensive workplace wellness program that offers businesses and organizations resources and support they need to create healthy workplaces. It is a partnership of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon and the Province of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC Initiative.
Improving health and well-being opportunities in a work setting helps employers and employees create workplaces that support healthy choices and well-being. Here are some resources:
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Health and Wellness Guide
This 190-page pocket guide will help establish a workplace health program (or enhance an existing program) by providing information, tips, charts, checklists and illustrations.
Safety on the Job is Everyone's Business
Key worker, supervisor and employer safety tips from WorkSafeBC.
- Safety on the Job is Everyone's Business (PDF, 69KB)
Working on Wellness
Working on Wellness gives employers in industrial and resource sectors a workplace wellness program especially designed for men. The resources include guides, posters and tip sheets that have been tested at worksites in oil and gas, construction and forestry sectors in B.C., and the mining sector in the Northwest Territories. The materials get men thinking about their health as another tool in their belt.
WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province, consulting with and educate employers and workers and enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.