Imagine going to work one day and coming home with an illness that will be with you for the rest of your life. Sound far-fetched? We’ve seen this happen to workers across Massachusetts. It can happen when you are exposed to chemicals at work that are part of your job, or chemicals that other people use or bring to your worksite. Some of those chemicals can have health-changing effects- so it’s important to learn the facts and stay safe.
For most people, wearing gloves is second nature as a way to protect your hands. But there’s an exception to every rule – and if you work with machinery that has rotating or moving parts that you could touch, wearing gloves while using this machinery might be putting your fingers in danger.
Solely having a worksite wellness initiative in place offers no guarantee that employees will take advantag of the initiative and improve their health, safety and well-being. Gallup’s research shows a clear link between employee engagement and well-being with managers serving as the conduit between the two. Without sincere, honest engagement from employees it’s nearly impossible to have a successful wellness initiative.