Workplace Health

Are your colleagues or employees at work happy and healthy?

Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace has benefits for employees and employers alike. These include:

  • improved health and wellness (which benefits everyone)
  • decreased absenteeism (which affects everyone)
  • reduced injury claims and health benefit costs
  • increased productivity
  • improved morale
  • improved corporate culture and image
  • lower employee turnover rates

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit developed the Wellness@Work program to help employers and/or staff encourage healthy living at their workplace. We provide tools (such as electronic brochures, displays and regular newsletters) and support (including presentations and advice for creating your own Wellness@Work strategy) to help you tailor a Wellness@Work plan that is fun and effective.

 

Wellness@Work and You

The following are some of the tools and support available to organizations within the District of Thunder Bay.

Group Presentations

Not sure where to start with your own Wellness@Work program? The TBDHU can consult with you AND come to your workplace with presentations on a variety of topics related to healthier living including:

  • Benefits of walking and how to use pedometers
  • Goal setting for physical activity
  • Tobacco cessation & education
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindless eating
  • Benefits of "eating local"
  • Healthy Measures: Eat Well, Be Active, Be Yourself
  • Shift work and your health
  • Safe use of plastics
  • Infection control
  • Alcohol and your health

 

The Wellness@Work Network – Newsletters and eBulletins

The Wellness@Work Network is a group of workplace health promotion champions. As a member, you will receive the quarterly Wellness@Work newsletter by e-mail, invitations to networking opportunities and notifications for special events and activities.

 

Displays

The TBDHU has a number of displays that you can borrow and set up in your workplace. Please contact us for more information including a list of currently available resources (contact information is at the bottom of this page).

 

Resources

 

For Further Information

Call Wellness@Work at (807) 625-5900

or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 07/06/2017