KM2 Solutions

KM2 Solutions

Overview
KM2 Solutions Demographics
KM2 Solutions have implemented a series of initiatives aimed at creating a healthy workplace which have been ongoing for almost 2 years. They have an allocated budget for a Healthy Workplaces Programme and an established Wellness Committee. KM2 Solutions in-house medical facility gives staff the opportunity to address any health challenges early rather than waiting until they have the funds and time to attend a private doctor or the polyclinic.

Workplace Vision/Mission
Exceeding your expectations.

Successes
The on-site medical facility.

Challenges
The greatest challenge was in maintaining interest in the exercise program.

Corporate Community Responsibility
Donations to employees facing a variety of challenges including health through KM2 Cares committee.

Healthy Workplace Programme – 16 key elements:

1

Occupational Safety and Health

There is an established and enforced Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Policy

Employers and employees are required to report breaches of OSH Policy

A mechanism is in place in your workplace that allows for reporting on and acting on occupational safety and health issues (accidents, illnesses)

2

Tobacco Use Cessation

There is an established and enforced policy making company buildings and parking lots tobacco/smoke-free

The sale and advertisement of tobacco products is prohibited on worksite premises

3

Healthy eating

There is easy to access safe drinking water (e.g. water coolers)

4

Breastfeeding Support

No policy in place

5

Physical Activity Enhancement

There are on-site fitness instructor led exercise classes

There are organised employee competitions, sporting events, sports teams and outdoor walking trails

The company offers memberships or discounts at local health clubs or recreation centers

6

Mental Health and Stress Management

The company has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP is a professional counselling service for employees that may be experiencing emotional distress from personal or work-related problems

Information and resources on mental health, resiliency and stress management are visible and readily available in the workplace

Employees are recognised for achievements in the workplace (e.g. rewards, certificates, positive feedback via meeting announcements)

There is monitoring of employee satisfaction (e.g. staff surveys)

There are regular employee communication opportunities (e.g. team meetings, one-to-one meetings)

There are ‘quiet spaces’ or gardens for employees to relax

There are opportunities for personal and professional development

There are moral boosting activities (e.g. employee lunches, birthday celebrations, sports teams)

7

Alcohol Reduction

No policy in place

8

Disability in the Workplace

Facilities (e.g. ramps, suitably equipped washrooms etc.) are in place at your workplace for ease of use by those with disabilities

Employs known disabled persons

9

Return to Work for People Living with NCDs

Comprehensive anti-discrimination policy, but does not refer specifically to health

10

Work-life Balance

Work from home/ remote worksite location

Reduced or flexible hours

11

Screening and Treatment for NCDs

There is biometric screening – clinical data on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and cholesterol level

Workers have access to group health plans

12

Health awareness days (e.g. World Health Day; Caribbean Wellness Day) are celebrated or employee health fairs are hosted

13

Healthy Living rewards or incentives

None

14

Multisectoral Partnerships

Partnership within the private sector for health talks

15

Monitoring and Evaluation

There is an assessment of worker use/participation in the healthy workplace initiative/workplace wellness programme

16

Community Volunteerism

None

See below some images from KM2 Solutions healthy workplace.

KM2 Solutions
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