HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES IN MODERN WORKPLACE: THE ROLES OF THE EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

John Osondu Onyezere

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The concept of the workplace health promotion is becoming increasingly relevant as more private and public organizations recognize that future success in a globalizing marketplace can only be achieved with a healthy, qualified and motivated workforce. The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society. This paper therefore reviewed health promotion activities in the modern workplace taking into cognizance the roles of employers and employees. To create an enabling workplace healthy environment, both the employers and the employees must play their roles. For the employers, provision of health promotion facilities and policies are vital for healthy workforce, while the employees are expected to comply with the guidelines provided by the employers and make good use of the health promotion facilities in the organization.

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health promotion activities, modern workplace, employers’ role, employees’ role

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v6i7.3330

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