Sight is one of the most important senses. Many of us rely on it to help navigate through our daily activities. Yet, it is estimated that approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries that require medical treatment occur daily in the United States. Eye injuries are not only costly and inconvenient for employees, but can also negatively impact business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers reported 20,300 occupational eye injuries that resulted in days away from work. Luckily, many workplace eye injuries can be prevented with proper protective eyewear and eye safety practices.
Poor sleep health is a common problem facing Americans. 25 percent of U.S. adults report insufficient sleep or rest at least 15 out of every 30 days according to Healthy People 2020. Sleeping well for an adequate amount of time is essential for good health and a productive, high quality day. Insufficient sleep and a variety of sleep disorders are risk factors for a number of diseases and health problems.
Are you interested in starting a wellness program at your organization but feel overwhelmed with the amount of work that is required? Don’t fret – you can succeed with the help of a Wellness Committee in your organization. A Wellness Committee is composed of selected members of an organization who plan, implement, and evaluate an organization’s wellness program. It’s important that a Wellness Committee represent all stakeholder groups in your organization. A Committee that is diverse in regards to department, field, shift, gender, ethnicity, age, and health status can represent many more opinions and will be greater in their engagement and ultimately your success.