3 Tips for Having A Healthier Work Environment
- Steve Cage
- Jan, 07
In order for your employees to put their best foot forward at work each day, they have to have a certain amount of trust in their own health and safety while in the workplace. Depending on the type of work you do, what this exactly means to your company will vary. But in general, there are a few things that every company should provide for their employees in order for them to feel safe, comfortable, and confident while performing their work functions. So to help ensure that you’re meeting these needs, here are three tips for having a healthier work environment.
Think About The Air
While most people already understand that importance of having clean water to use or drink, many people don’t really realize just how important having clean air to breathe is, too, especially in the workplace. If most of your business is conducted outside, you don’t really have too much control over the air quality. But if your staff works inside an office or some other type of building, Jane Hurst, a contributor to Glassdoor.com, shares that you can encourage better air quality in multiple ways. One of the easiest things you can do is bring in some plants that can help to naturally purify the air. Additionally, you can also install air purifiers with HEPA filters to help clean and scrub the air and eliminate harmful particles.
Use Strategic Lighting
The lighting that you use within your commercial space can also have a big impact on the health and safety of your employees. According to Sammi Caramela, a contributor to Business News Daily, it’s going to be best for everyone is you can bring in as much natural light as possible to your workspaces. When this isn’t conceivable, try to use blue-enriched light bulbs in areas when you want to reduce fatigue and boost creativity and happiness. Warmer light is great for calming people when they’re on breaks from work, and medium tones and brightness works best in conference rooms or common areas where you want people to feel welcome and alert.
Don’t Forget About Mental Health
In the workplace, mental health is just as important as physical health, as many modern workers often feel more strained mentally than physically. According to John Rampton, a contributor to Forbes.com, one of the best ways you can show your employees that you’re mindful of their mental well-being is to give them access to programs meant to assist them with mental, emotional, or other personal issues, such as financial stress, depression and more. By being ready to help in this way, you can have a strong, healthier staff within your organization.
If you want to create a healthier work environment for your employees, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.