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Published on Jun 21, 2010

Health Promotion Jobs in the Workplace

Everybody wants to stay healthy, and that's why most people do whatever they can to maintain their health.

To stay healthy people tend to eat healthy food, take time to exercise regularly, and avoid smoking or drinking.

The workplace can be a healthy place too if everyone involves in the worksite take serious wellness program.

In order to run the wellness program, health promotion jobs might be needed.

Those who have the expertise in health promotion jobs include professional healthcare provider such as a doctor, an occupational health nurse or a health consultant.

Companies that really care for their employees' health usually have a worksite Occupational Health Nurse (OHN).

The role of a worksite occupational health nurse is very important in ensuring the wellness of the employees.

These OHNs can help with initiating, developing, and evaluating the health promotion program in the workplace.

If you think that the company will gain nothing and only add more financial expenses by having health promotion program, you wrong.

Actually it can be very helpful.
Employees might feel uncomfortable if they have to go to a healthcare provider outside their workplace.

If they have to go out just to see a doctor that could mean they have to take time away from work which means having to spend more hours doing their piling up assignments.

When they're on the way to the doctor, they might have to deal with traffic jam and difficult parking.

After that, they need to wait in lines to for the doctor.

And lastly, even if they have health insurance, they might still have to reach their pocket deeper to provide the co-pays.

These inconveniences will be reduced if the company provides a corner for the worksite nurse.

It would save time and in the end would also save the company some money.


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