Developing practical recommendations for integrating workplace safety and wellness initiatives

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Aviroop Biswas
Institute for Work & Health

Workplace wellness programs that also emphasize occupational health and safety (OHS) activities can have greater benefits to the overall health and safety of workers than those that focus on OHS or individual behaviour change alone. When OHS and wellness efforts are coordinated and not in competition for organizational resources, they also benefit the broader organization. Yet, there is little practical guidance for employers on how to integrate wellness and OHS activities.

In this presentation, Dr. Avi Biswas shares recommendations from a recently concluded study that cross-referenced a review of existing research evidence with stakeholder insights. He highlights what matters most to workplaces when integrating safety and wellness initiatives, and offers recommendations that are relevant to a broad spectrum of employers.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.