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About Health at Work

What makes a healthy workplace?

Watch the video to find out:

Health at Work 4 All is a public health initiative that aims to provide companies with a step-by-step guide to promoting workplace wellness. The program supplies information and tools to create or enhance workplace health promotion initiatives.

 Expect to find practical ideas for:
  • Raising awareness and building skills among employees
  • Creating a supportive workplace environment
  • Developing healthy policies

How can Oxford County Public Health support you in creating a healthy workplace?

Healthy workplaces are possible when employers and employees work together to “protect and promote the health, safety and well-being” of everyone in the workplace environment1. An employer should promote health and safety in the workplace, ensure an enjoyable workplace culture, provide personal health resources, and encourage workers to participate in the community.

Healthy Work-Life Balance: A Guide for Employers

A company that promotes workplace wellness can expect the following benefits 2:

  • Increased return on investment
  • Improved productivity
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Better employee relations
  • Improved health, wellness and morale
  • Fewer injuries
  • Reduced WSIB claims & health benefit costs
  • Improved corporate culture & image
  • Improved retention and recruitment

To learn more, call  519-539-9800 Ext. 3473.


Download the Health at Work 4 All! documentation: 

Health at Work 4 All! step-by-step guide to workplace health (PDF)

This guide contains background information and tools for employers who wish to create or enhance their workplace health promotion initiatives. It includes the case for workplace health programs, the steps for developing a program, links to further information, and contact details.

Special considerations when planning healthy workplace programs (PDF)

This document addresses multiple-location workplaces, funding, and shift work.

Health at Work 4 All! introduction (PowerPoint presentation)

This presentation introduces the Health at Work 4 All! program, including the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of a healthy work place and information on how to use the Health at Work 4 All! manual.

Download this helpful guide for employers

Healthy Work-Life Balance: A guide for employers (PDF)

Healthy Work-Life Balance: A Guide for Employers