Occupational Medicine Education and Wellness Program
What are Wellness Programs in the Workplace?
Education and wellness in the workplace are important parts of fostering the best employees. Healthier employees are happier, more productive and more likely to be committed to your company.
At Baptist Health Occupational Medicine, we can help educate your employees on the essentials of workplace wellness, in a program tailored to your company’s needs.
Your program may include:
- CPR training
- Back safety training
- Smoking cessation
- Substance abuse education
- Supervisor education
- Employee assistance program
- Bloodborne pathogens education and training
- Additional education information as needed
CPR training is a valuable lifesaving skill to prepare employees to help each other during an emergency. CPR is usually performed when someone has stopped breathing or is not responsive.
Back Safety Training
Back safety training is a type of training that focuses on teaching workers how to work in an ergonomic way, reducing injury and strain.
It improves the health of employees through educating them about their individual risk factors for back pain and then developing an action plan with help from physical therapists or other specialists if needed.
Smoking cessation training is educating employees on the benefits and challenges of quitting smoking.
Health care professionals can provide this training to all levels, including executives, managers, HR staff, and hourly workers. Smoking cessation training often focuses on how employees can positively affect their own health while also setting a positive example for others.
Substance Abuse Education
Substance abuse education is a foundation of many employee wellness programs. To prevent substance abuse, this training teaches employees how drug and alcohol abuse and addiction can negatively affect an individual’s life. Employee education on these topics may also help to identify early warning signs or risk factors for substance abuse problems in the workplace.
Supervisors may not have formal education related to their areas of responsibility or how to handle common workplace stressors. Supervisor education programs teach skills related to mental health, stress, personal care, and health leadership in the workplace.
Employee Assistance Program
Employee assistance programs are a great way for an employer to help their employees with various issues that may impact their work. The program can offer anything from counseling services, mental health and addiction treatment, or financial aid.
Bloodborne Pathogens Education and Training
This training teaches employees exposure risks, prevention, and what to do if they become exposed.
The training includes:
- How to properly dispose of needles, syringes, blades, scalpels, or other potentially contaminated items.
- Education on how bloodborne pathogens can enter your body through a cut or puncture wound.
- How to recognize when an injury is contaminated.
- How to wash a contaminated injury with soap and water.
- How to seek medical attention.
Additional Education Information as Needed
Employee health and wellness training is often ongoing and flexible enough to meet emerging needs. Providing relevant, practical, and health-focused education helps employees maintain their wellness and safety on the job by eliminating or reducing risk factors.