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June 17, 2015

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BOHS theatre: health business case

Karen BaxterThe cost benefits of a good safety programme are well accepted throughout organisations, but the case for good health is not always so easily made.

Part of the issue is that what safety means is fairly straightforward – it’s a vision of no fatalities or life changing accidents. Finding an equivalent for health can be difficult. Due to the long latency of most occupational health problems it can be difficult to get businesses to invest. Any fatalities there may be occur too far down the road.

Presenting on ‘Is good health good for business?’ in the BOHS theatre today at 12:30, Karen Baxter argues that a strong health programme makes good business sense.

Having pioneered the now accepted 3Ws programme – a worker, workplace and wellbeing strategy originated in construction and now extended to other sectors – she will examine how this can also be applied to health.

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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