Workplace
Health
Promotion

The ultimate objective of our Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) service is to improve the overall health and well-being of our clients and their employees. A thorough analysis of your company’s processes and workplace environment allows us to recommend adjustments to daily routines according to ergonomic best practices.

 

Ergonomics is the process of designing workplaces, products and systems to optimally fit the people using them. In 2019, the total economic cost of work-related injuries and illnesses in Malaysia was estimated over 20 Billion RM. We help our clients improve productivity and profitability by identifying risks, optimizing environments and raising health awareness.

 

Our Modules give some insight into the different events and activities that have been shown to effectively communicate the values of health promotion on a company-wide level. However, these serve only as examples because our WHP programs are tailored to the individual needs of each client and their staff. Read our Case Studies to find out more about our approach.

The following Modules are the individual building blocks of what we call

“Journey to Wellness”

JTW is an integral part of WHP and encompasses a series of events with the aim
of utilizing physical engagement and cooperation to improve overall well-being
and team-spirit within your enterprise.

Module: Health Day

A Corporate Health Day event is an integral part of a comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion initiative. It encompasses a series of medical examinations and serves as our baseline for measuring the overall progress of the program. Moreover, an initial assessment of the health and fitness of the employees in our care allows us to group them by these parameters and tailor exercises accordingly.

Health Days do not only give us the basis for conducting a results-based Workplace Health Promotion program. The event underscores your company’s commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, which can serve to boost morale and loyalty among staff. Beyond this, setting the stage for a long-term, measured endeavor towards improving physical health has the potential to galvanize individuals who find the idea appealing. This shared interest will not only strengthen the relationships between those individuals but naturally create a fostering environment for health awareness.

Module: Physio-on-site

Our Physio-on-Site service provides convenient access to physiotherapy care directly at your premises. In addition to further reinforcing your company’s commitment to its staff’s health and well-being, it creates more opportunities to identify and resolve physical issues before they can negatively affect productivity. This service aims to enhance employee health outcomes, reduce absenteeism due to musculoskeletal issues, and foster a culture of proactive health management within organizations.

Periodically engaging one of our physiotherapists on site will help improve the overall effectiveness of your Workplace Health Promotion initiative. Our recommendation regarding the number of visitations will, of course, depend on the nature and intensity of the business and associated processes.

Module: Group exercises/teambuilding

Doing exercises and other physical activities in a group helps foster collective health awareness amongst your staff and encourages team building outside of daily work routines. The focus and intensity of activities engaged in will depend entirely on the goals of the program and a consensus amongst participants in planning. These can range from physically focused conditioning exercises to less intense cooperation-based challenges.

The aim of these group exercises is to promote holistic well-being amongst participants. By engaging in physical activity outdoors, the human body naturally produces endorphins and other factors that are essential to physical and mental health.  Furthermore, maintaining good physical and mental health helps prevent a long list of injuries and illnesses associated with a modern lifestyle, be it physically demanding or sedentary.

Module: Workshops/Seminars

Mental Health: Stress Management

In today’s fast-paced world, stress management has become a common challenge affecting individuals across various aspects of life. The primary objective of this workshop is to empower participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage stress effectively.

Through interactive sessions and experiential learning, attendees will gain insights into the nature of stress, its impact on mental and physical health, and evidence-based techniques for stress reduction and resilience-building. Employees who can effectively manage stress and minimize its harmful side-effects are both more productive overall and more reliable in times of higher workload.

Nutrition

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting overall health and well-being. We are pleased to present a specialised workshop focused on the importance of making informed dietary choices. This nutrition education workshop aims to empower participants with knowledge about healthy eating habits, dietary guidelines, and practical strategies for achieving optimal nutrition for improved health outcomes.

Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, attendees will gain an understanding of nutrition principles, learn practical tips for meal planning and preparation, and develop skills for maintaining a balanced and nourishing diet. Improving the quality and balance of nutrition leads to increased energy levels, higher resilience to stress and better general health.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics describes how compatible an individual is with his or her surrounding environment. Ergonomics follows a multidisciplinary concept consisting of: 

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Anthropometry 
  • Engineering
  • Biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Psychology 

The above disciplines compliment each other to optimise the ergonomic workspace that is specific to each individual. 

The aim of establishing proper ergonomics is to minimise work-related injuries, improve overall mental and physical health, and improve productivity. These are benefits targeted for an individual. On a larger scale, a company can benefit from investing in proper ergonomics for employees in terms of profitability, product quality, cutting down on medical costs, and last, but not least, a good reputation as a company (just by treating their employees well).

What is a Workplace Assessment?

Every company operates differently, they have different sets of furniture, the layout of the floor plan will vary. This assessment comprises a physical examination of the surrounding environment of the employee workspace and how the employees interact with it. With that, it will be easier to come up with an initial conclusion on causes of injury, obstacles, and even discontentment faced by corporate personnel. This is to focus on the problems and come up with comprehensive plans to face these challenges.

Analysis Area

The areas of analysis are dependent on the company and the field said company is in. Some companies only have one open-space office concept where all employees sit while others have multiple departments ranging from desk jobs to heavy machinery handling. 

Examples of job-specific areas of assessments: 

  • Restaurant: kitchen and equipment, bar, dining area, cashier, rest area for staff, managers office
  • Hotels: bars (and equipment), kitchen (and equipment), rooms, laundry area, reception, offices, footwear of staff.

After obtaining the necessary information from the workplace assessment, there will be a brief presentation (usually to the department heads) to explain the findings and recommendations of possible changes (wherever applicable) that can be made toward optimisation of ergonomics. 

The bulk of the presentation consists of aspects of the workplace that pose a risk of injury to the employee. For example, desks for those working in an office setting are lower than the average table height, which could increase risk of neck and shoulder pain. The findings here will be cross checked with the anonymous employee survey to see if there are any complaints of neck and shoulder pain from the department in question. After intervention, the survey will be given out again to employees to see if there are any improvements in the neck and shoulder pain statistics.

Learn more about Terramed

For more information, or to engage Terramed for our Workplace Health Promotion programme, please contact our Business representatives through Email, Whatsapp or through our website.

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