Workplace Safety & Mental Health
Three Tips for Business Owners
We are fresh off the heels of May (Mental Health Month) and have entered June (National Safety Month). It is no coincidence that these themes follow each other. Workplace safety and mental health work hand-in-hand.
Here are some tips business owners can take to make sure their employees are performing at their best — and safest.
Engage with both your remote workers and in-house employees. Regularly engage and communicate with employees. This helps workers feel less isolated and more social while on-the-job.
Highlight any programs, policies, or benefits your business offers their employees for mental health support. This may include service such as: Wellness programs, mental health PTO or discounted online resources.
Many smartphone apps have either low-cost or free memberships available. Here is a list of some of the most popular in 2022 for well-being, mindfulness and more.
Try offering training for management on how to best discuss (or share) mental health awareness with employees. Articles like this may help.
Remind employees whom to contact for access to resources your business may provide.
Business owners may also find these safety resources helpful:
- Need help writing your State-required IIPP? Try using this checklist as a guide.
- Avoid fines by being compliant with Cal/OSHA State Safety Orders. That list can be found here.
If you found this article helpful, please share with others who might also find it useful. You can also follow us on social media for additional tips in the future. Happy National Safety Month!
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