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Healthy Work Environments Toolkit

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CHATS is pleased to have the opportunity to share resources and to contribute to building capacity in the community sector through the development and distribution of the Building A Healthy Workplace Toolkit

Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe work environment for community sector organizations and their employees. The toolkit serves as a step-by-step guide, providing information on the key elements and best practices to facilitate safe workplace environments and to promote employee wellness.

What Is A Healthy Workplace Environment?

A Healthy Work Environment (HWE) is a workplace that maximizes the health and well being of employees, and ultimately improves client outcomes. 

A well-rounded HWE combines three key elements 

  • Health and safety programs 

  • Personal health choices 

  • Organizational practices 

These elements support safe work practices, as well as physical and mental health for employees.

Why Is A Healthy Work Environments Important?

There is increasing evidence indicating that the work people do and the environment they work in affects their health. 

Today, there is consensus from community sector leaders that more must be done to support our current employees. Employers can play a significant cant role in improving the health of their employees. Healthy Work Environments promote employee well-being, engagement, retention, productivity and patient safety.

For more information, please review our Healthy Work Environments Toolkit PDF.