A new vision for improving employee health and productivity has emerged that links work-site wellness, occupational health and safety, and employee benefits.While these programs all promote worker health and well-being, they have often operated independently of each other. This lack of integration limits the overall effectiveness and possible improved outcomes of a company's health and productivity management strategies and investments.
Employers are recognizing the importance of interdependence across business functions, and have started integrating the distinct silos of work-site wellness, occupational health and safety, and employee benefits into one program. This holistic approach allows diverse and often disparate organizational functions to effectively combine programs, policies and processes in a symbiotic manner that increases their overall impact. It also maximizes an employer's ability to more efficiently protect employees from occupational injury and illness, promote personal health and well-being, and support a sustained culture of health, safety and productivity.
The Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital is developing the Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety Toolkit, which is set of actionable tools and evidence-based guidance to help employers design an integrated program. Toolkit components will be released throughout 2014.
Getting Started: Creating Awareness for Integration
Making the Business Case
Implementing Integrated Health & Safety Programs
The Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace Toolkit is the result of substantial contributions from Aon as well as the input of many employers and subject matter experts.
Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital
The Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital, a part of the National Business Group on Health, develops tools and resources for large employers on managing absence, improving engagement and measuring productivity. The work of the Institute focuses on the impact of health and productivity management on corporate performance. For more information about this toolkit or the work of the Institute, please submit our Contact Us form.