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National Public Health Week: Creating a Healthy Workplace

NPHW2013: Creating a Healthy Workplace

 

National Public Health Week (NPHW) has been bringing communities together since 1995 to address critical issues in public health. April 1-7, 2013, has been designated for this years events and will highlight two major ares of importance: public health and prevention.

NPHW 2013  encourages us to show support for public health by taking one small step each day for a healthier life and by joining with your community to celebrate NPHW. 

The theme for NPHW 2013 is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money...and today we join NPHW for Day Three with the theme: Creating a Healthy Workplace.

Todays NPHW theme reminds us that:
"Thanks to workers' rights and public health movements, workplaces have become dramatically safer places during the last century: According to the National Safety Council, deaths from unintentional work injuries declined 90 percent from 1933 to 1997. However, workers still get hurt and injured on the job and oftentimes such injuries — and deaths — are completely preventable. No one should have to unnecessarily risk his or her life or health to make a living."                -from NPHW Creating a Healthy Workplace

NPW Creating a Healthy Workplace encourages us to Start small and Think big by taking simple steps like:
  • Understand and follow all workplace safety regulations and best practices.
  • Educate employees about workplace safety regulations  
  • Create a work environment in which workers feel comfortable reporting unsafe work conditions or workplace abuse.
For more information and to get involved with National Public Health Week, go to www.NPHW.org and come back to Mitigation Journal coverage of NPHW for synopsis and additional information.

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