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.
Exceeding your expectations.
The on-site medical facility.
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:
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)
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
There is easy to access safe drinking water (e.g. water coolers)
No policy in place
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
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)
No policy in place
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
Return to Work for People Living with NCDs
Comprehensive anti-discrimination policy, but does not refer specifically to health
Work from home/ remote worksite location
Reduced or flexible hours
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
Health awareness days (e.g. World Health Day; Caribbean Wellness Day) are celebrated or employee health fairs are hosted
Healthy Living rewards or incentives
Partnership within the private sector for health talks
Monitoring and Evaluation
There is an assessment of worker use/participation in the healthy workplace initiative/workplace wellness programme
See below some images from KM2 Solutions healthy workplace.
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