2021 Healthy Workplace Awards
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The Working Toward Wellness (WTW) Committee is proud to honour the 18 recipients of the 2021 Healthy Workplace Awards and all other local businesses for their outstanding efforts to prioritize the health, safety, and mental well-being of their employees, customers, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health & Safety Award
To be recognized for this award, your organization must have demonstrated a commitment to support the health, safety, and well-being of your employees, clients, and customers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following criteria is based on the hierarchy of hazard controls, a framework used in occupational health to protect workers and customers. The hierarchy prioritizes the implementation of the most effective health and safety measures (e.g., work from home) before considering the less effective measures (e.g., personal protective equipment) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The less effective measures should only be considered when it is not practical to implement the more effective measures or when otherwise mandated by your public health authority.
Click here to download the checklist to learn more about the criteria for the Health & Safety Award.
Mental Health Promotion Award
Mental health promotion is the “process of enhancing the capacity of individuals and communities to increase control over their lives and improve their mental health…It is an approach that fosters individual and community resilience and promotes socially supportive environments” (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care [MOHLTC], 2018, p. 7; Government of Canada, 2006). The criteria for this award is based on the Mental Health Promotion Framework outlined in the “Mental Health Promotion in Windsor-Essex County” document by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).
Click here to download the checklist to learn more about the criteria for the Mental Health Promotion Award.
Organizational Social Responsibility Award
To be recognized for this award, your organization must have demonstrated a commitment to support the health, safety, and well-being of the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Organizational Social Responsibility Award also helps promote a positive public image for businesses and workplaces going above and beyond to support the community’s efforts in reducing the spread of COVID-19, while addressing some of the various challenges related to the pandemic.
Click here to download the checklist to learn more about the criteria for the Organizational Social Responsibility Award.
Working Toward Wellness Committee
Established in 2002, the Working Toward Wellness (WTW) Committee is a voluntary, collective membership represented by local organizations with a keen interest in the development, promotion, and supporting of health and wellness initiatives for the people and workplaces of Windsor and Essex County. Each member contributes to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive workplace wellness (CWW) programs by providing input, insight, and resources. The WTW Committee’s mission is to establish relationships with Windsor-Essex County workplaces by providing a forum for education, knowledge exchange, and resources to build local capacity for workplace wellness initiatives