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New Year of Health and Safety

Here are a few health and safety resolutions to consider for your business in 2013:

1. Plan ahead

You wouldn’t forge ahead in production or sales without a solid plan; similarly, you shouldn’t leave matters of health and safety to chance. Be strategic about protecting your workers and (by extension) your productivity. If you need help getting started or have questions about industry standards, contact us.

2. Integrate health and safety programs

Improve the overall well-being of your workforce by recognizing the connection between workers’ health and workplace safety, and vice versa. In other words, rather than operating employee health programs and employee safety programs separately, merge the issues together whenever possible. This can also help your bottom line over time. For inspiration, check out these success stories from the Centers for Disease Control website.

3. Work smarter 

In matters of business, it’s become a 24/7/365 world. Is your company always working longer and harder to keep up? Mental and physical health requires time to recharge, and productivity improves when workers feel rested. So allow for downtime – adequate breaks, paid time off, even company fun – so uptime can be more focused and efficient.