An integrated approach to the prevention and promotion of health in the workplace: a review from international experience

SOURCE: South African Family Practice
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.I.Zungu, K.G.Setswe
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, WORK, WORKING CONDITIONS, WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION (WHP) PROGRAMMES
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4753

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a review of health promotion programmes in the workplace. The aim of this review was to ascertain evidence of success in health promotion in the workplace. Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) programmes help to improve employee health by optimising an organisation's overall economic, structural and cultural environment. It also tends to reach healthy workers at the best companies, which are employing healthier individuals in the formal sectors of the economy.