Presentation on theme: "Becoming A Healthy Worker: Section 11.1"— Presentation transcript:
1 Becoming A Healthy Worker: Section 11.1 Chapter 11Becoming A Healthy Worker: Section 11.1
2 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker OBJECTIVESRecognize the relationship between good health & career successExplain the health benefits of exercise, a balanced diet & rest
3 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker What It Takes to Be HealthyGood health means more than being free of pain or illnessYou can’t have total control over your health BUT you can influence youDietExerciseRest
4 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker Eating WiselyNutrients – the substances in food that the body needs to produce energy and stay healthy
7 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker Exercising for FitnessExercise takes energy but also gives back energy.Builds strength & enduranceFeel mentally alertReduce tension & anxietySedentary – spending most of your time sittingRecommended 20 minutes aerobic/dayWeight/Anaerobic every 1-2 days
8 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker Sleep…zzzzzzz8 hours per week recommendedToo little sleep causes problems with concentration & makes you more prone to accidentsSleep recharges the body and brainAim to sleep on the same timeframe every day (even weekends!)Avoid caffeine-rich foods/drinks such as chocolate & soda before bed
9 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker AddictionYou are in charge of your body and mind.Addiction is essentially a loss of control and a physical/psychological need for a substanceAlcoholDrugsPrescription MedsSmokingCan lead to depression, heart attack, liver disease & death
10 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker STRESS43% of people have physical or emotional symptoms that result from stressStress costs the U.S. $7,500 per worker per year!Stress is a natural reaction to conflict.It becomes negative when your body’s reaction doesn’t return to normal but stays at an unnecessary state of alert.
11 Chapter 11.1: Becoming A Healthy Worker STRESSCoping with StressDeep BreathingVisualizationTaking a time outHandling stress is also a leadership skill
12 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job The Facts6.5 million people are injured on the job every yearPart of your job is to make sure you’re not one of them!Accidents cost billions of $ annually in lost wages, medical expenses & insurance claims
13 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job Government’s RoleThe Government sets workplace safety standardsOccupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)Is a branch of the US Dept. of LaborOSHA oversees workplace safety by:Random jobsite visitationsFines
14 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job Employer’s RolesEmployer’s Must:Provide a workplace free from health & accident hazardsProvide equipment & materials needed to do the work safelyTeach employees to use equipmentInform employees when materials or conditions are hazardousKeep records of job-related illnesses & injuriesEstablish policies & procedures for conservation & environmental protection (recycling, hazardous waste)
15 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job DefinitionsRepetitive stress injuries – ailments that develop after the same motions are performed over and overErgonomics – the science of redesigning work stations to make them safer, more comfortable & more efficient
16 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job Worker’s RolesEmployee’s Must:Follow regulationsLearn safety regulationsKnow how to operate, maintain & troubleshoot equipmentReport unsafe conditions or practices immediately
17 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job When Nature StrikesFIRELeave building immediately using stairs or window (not elevator)Stay close to floor if you can’t get out to avoid smokeTest doors for heat before opening.STOP DROP ROLL!Leave fire fighting to the experts
18 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job When Nature StrikesEARTHQUAKESMost common dangers are falling objects, glass and collapsing structuresStay inside if already inside. Move next to a table or desk (not under). Find a “T” zoneIf outdoors stay away from tall objects or buildings. Go to most open area
19 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job When Nature StrikesHURRICANESWind and Rain are the biggest harmListen to bulletins on radio or tvAlways have a flashlight and battery operated radio nearbyBoard up windows and doors.Tie down or remove loose objects or furnitureIf evacuation is ordered PLEASE LEAVE!
20 Chapter 11.2: Safety On the Job When Nature StrikesTORNADOWind and Rain are the biggest harmGo indoors and stay away from windows (most interior hallway or room, basement or bathtubs if at home)Cover yourself with mattress or blanket if ableIf outside find a ditch or low ground area and stay down until sure it is over
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