7 simple ways to help workers keep their healthy resolutions
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7 ways to support a safe and healthy workplace

Making promises is easy. Keeping them is hard.

As an employer, you can help workers achieve their healthy goals by creating a workplace that puts safe and healthy choices within easy reach.

Replace candy dish with a bowl of fruit.Here are some simple ways to get started:

  • Put away the candy dish—or better yet, replace it with a bowl of fruit.
  • Offer water instead of soda in vending machines.
  • Provide refrigerators and microwaves so workers can bring healthy food from home.
  • Offer waterEncourage walking for meetings and breaks.
  • Support alternative ways to get to work—like carpooling, biking, or taking the bus.
  • Reward safe and healthy behaviors—not just outcomes. For instance, count the days workers wear safety gear instead of days without injury.
  • Walk the talk—especially if you’re a company leader. Let others see you doing the safe and healthy thing.
Want more ideas? Here are more than 100 ways to support a safe and healthy workplace.

Learn more about how to prevent injuries by promoting health, an approach known as Total Worker Health®.
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