Employee Health, Safety and Wellness: Promote Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace
Some studies indicate that offering HWS may result in various benefits for employers, including lower medical costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and higher employee productivity. Critics of these studies question the scientific validity of their findings, noting small sample sizes, lack of experimental control groups, and lack of standardized measures as primary concerns. Proponents, however, argue that the consistency of positive findings across studies in different service sectors denote at least some positive effect of programs, even if the most effective components of such programs have not been determined. HWS s may also provide other services to employers, such as supervisory consultations, support to troubled work teams, training and education programs, and critical incident services.
The provision of employee assistance services has established business benefits, including increased productivity of employees (termed “presenteeism”) and decreased absenteeism.
Workplace health programs are a coordinated and comprehensive set of health promotion and protection strategies implemented at the worksite that includes programs, policies, benefits, environmental supports, and links to the surrounding community designed to encourage the health and safety of all employees.
A comprehensive approach puts policies and interventions in place that address multiple risk factors and health conditions concurrently and recognizes that the interventions and strategies chosen may influence multiple organization levels including individual employee behaviour change, organizational culture, and the worksite environment. It is important for the overall workplace health program to contain a combination of individual and organizational level strategies and interventions to influence health.
- Understand the importance of employee wellness on productivity
- Build the capacity of line manager to assist in employee wellness programs
- Monitor, measure and report on the effectiveness of the HWS programme
- Interpret the different acts and policies
- Identify health hazard zones and manage health and safety of the working environment
- Explain the communication processes in promoting occupational health and safety
- Demonstrate the planning and execution of a project designed to promote occupational health and safety
- HR Directors, Managers and Practitioners
- Project Managers
- Line Managers responsible for Occupational Health & Safety
- Corporate Human Resources Managers
- CEOs / CFOs / Financial Directors / Managers
- Employee Relations Managers
- Employee Engagement Managers
- Employee Assistants Practitioners
- HIV Coordinators
- Health Managers
- SHEQ Managers
- Benefits and Wellness Managers
- Employee Wellness Practitioners/Officers/ Representatives
- Wellness Consultants
This 5 day short course carries 20 credits towards the Higher Certificate in Management NQF level 5.
This Higher Certificate is recognised as being of good standing upon successful completion and is quality assured in South Africa.
This course will be aligned with the following unit standard SAQA ID 10617: Demonstrate an Understanding of Human Resources and Industrial Relation Principles and Legislation
Lennox Nkosinathi Rodolo LLM (Labour Law), M.COMM. (HR Management), Diploma (Project Management), BA(Agriculture), Diploma(Agriculture), Cert.Bus.AdminLennox Nkosinathi RodoloLLM (Labour Law), M.COMM. (HR Management), Diploma (Project Management), BA(Agriculture), Diploma(Agriculture), Cert.Bus.Admin
Lennox is an well known labour law consultant. Prior to that he was Group Employee Relations Manager at a well-known Multi National, where he was responsible for major wage negotiations, CCMA and Bargaining Council and industrial relations.
Part of his labour consulting is developing training programmes according to the needs of government departments, unions and private companies. His training areas of specialization are Labour Law, Mediation and Arbitration in Union disputes, Human Resource, SHE and People Management skills amongst others. Lennox is constantly involved in the development of new training programs.
Mr Radolo is also a professional member of the S.A Board of Personnel Practice (Registered Personnel Practitioner- Industrial Relations) and South African Board of People Practitioners (SABPP).