Current living 6 May, 2018 Maria Clara Restrepo E.
Workplaces that provide employees with positive physical, psychological and social conditions promote good health and a safe environment.
For the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the World Health Organization recommends six healthy habits to implement in the office:
- Take short breaks to leave your work station, like to go to the washroom or have a coffee, and try to use the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Schedule time for socializing during the work day. This improves the workplace atmosphere, builds a sense of belonging to the company and supports relationships between colleagues.
- Take active breaks for periodic stretching and movement of the joints. This is beneficial to health and prevents musculoskeletal trauma.
- Make changes to the daily routine that do not affect work but that allow employees to see the workplace in a new light in terms of how work stations are organized and the sequence in which tasks are carried out.
- Respect the schedule of activities; in other words, do not interrupt rest breaks, meal breaks or socializing time with work activities. Read also: The effects of work stress
- Follow company work health and safety recommendations, like learning where the meeting point is located in case of an emergency.