Health and Safety at Work: What can you do to turn a red workday into green?
Health and Safety at Work
Health and safety at work is a topic that just doesn’t seem to go away. Where you aware that every day 6,300 people die from work related accidents or diseases?
That’s more than 2.3 million work related deaths every year.
Health and safety at work goes hand in hand with engagement in the workplace
Which is why we’re taking a moment to acknowledge World Day for Health and Safety at Work.
If you’re pressing the red button at the end of the shift, day after day, it might have something to do with your health or your safety as it pertains to your job.
So it’s important to take the opportunity to reflect on why this is and how you think it can be changed.
Independently if you’re a manager or employee.
As one of our Celpax users puts it:
“Job satisfaction is something that you can and should have an active role in. If you are not satisfied at work, you need to do something about it. Celpax helps companies that care about their employees to empower them and take their job satisfaction into their own hands.”
What can you do as an employee to create a happier, healthier and safer environment for yourself that leaves you pressing green and not red at the end of the day?
Is there something you can do or change to benefit health and safety at work?
Consequences of poor health and safety at work? Start the conversation
Some employees of users find that making time to speak to their direct line supervisor or even the manager of a department can help.
They use this opportunity to have an open conversation about job satisfaction, health and safety at work.
Usually, this discussion includes a solution that they would like to see and actions they believe that they and others can take to make it happen.
Of course, it’s not just up to you. A great workplace is everybody’s job. The workplace health and safety committee should have your back too.
If your company or managers are not doing their part in ensuring your health and safety at work, then it might be time to consider finding a job or place that helps you to press green.
Health and safety in the workplace
Previously, we spoke about signs that it might be time to quit your job.
If a job or a company is creating a toxic work environment that is affecting your health (whether it be mental or physical), this is one of the signs that it may be time to leave.
So, as you leave work today and press either the green or the red button: Take a little time on your way home to think about what lead you to making that decision and if it’s the type of day you’d like to have again.
If not, think about what you or your work can do to help turn red into green
At Celpax we strongly believe in promoting safety and health in the workplace. If you’re interested in our device to continuously measure employee morale, your 1st is free.
Hey there! I’m Alex, marketing specialist at Celpax and I love helping to create workplaces people love. We’re a for-profit helping workplaces improve employee morale with simple tech tools. Let’s talk Health and Safety at Work on Twitter, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn.