A PREVENTATIVE APPROACH TO REDUCING WORKFORCE RISK
The importance of limiting risk exposure and reducing health or security incidents is increasing. Governments around the world are asking organisations not only to protect employee health and safety, but to promote it. Even with measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission - such as the adoption of PPE, routine testing and vaccinations for essential sectors - pre-pandemic risks remain. This includes exposure to workplace hazards, as well as the risk of incidents, or near misses, due to working conditions.
Added to these is the increased risk of chronic disease as a result of home, remote or rotational working, as well as anxiety and burnout. Failure to address the mental health of employees could signify a backwards step in productivity and could even result in increased absences. The good news: we see a major shift among employers towards addressing the psychosocial risks of the pandemic, especially in those who work unconventional shifts.
For organisations operating in challenging environments, security issues have not gone away. In some of the more fragile security locations, COVID-19 has exacerbated the challenges faced by organisations. Certainly, managing incidents has become more complex due to travel restrictions.
of all respondents experienced suicidal thoughts on rotation some or all the time, compared to the global average of 4-9%*
increase in productivity, equivalent to one additional working day each month, has been measured in companies with a wellbeing programme**
medical and absenteeism ROIs amounting to $3.27 and $2.70, respectively, saved for every $1.00 invested, over a three-year time horizon***
- Dr Rachel Lewis et al., 2021, The International SOS Foundation, The Psychological Impact of Remote Rotational Work.
- Doing Well by Making Well: The Impact of Corporate Wellness Programs on Employee Productivity, Forthcoming in Management Science, June 28, 2017.
- Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD et al., Sep 2014, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Do Workplace Health Promotion (Wellness) Programs Work?
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Helping an HSE Department to Stay on Top of Changing COVID-19 Secure Protocols Around the World|San Francisco, United States
International SOS helped the HSE department of a global manufacturing company to stay on top of changing COVID-19 secure protocols.COVID-19Intelligence
Medical Evacuation of Oil Rig Workers Diagnosed with COVID-19|Bassora, Iraq
International SOS provided medical evacuation to 23 oil rig workers of a large oil company who were diagnosed with COVID-19.COVID-19Evacuation
Wellbeing Programme Solution for a Leading Oil & Gas Company During COVID-19
International SOS provided a comprehensive wellbeing programme solution for a large oil and gas organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic.COVID-19Wellbeing
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Chief Health Officer 2030 PaperThe International SOS Foundation has commissioned a new paper entitled, Chief Health Officer 2030: Addressing the Employee Health Needs of the Future.Download Paper
BCI Crisis Management Report 2021The BCI survey findings suggest COVID-19 has helped to propel the discipline of crisis management into a much more collaborative, inclusive, and dynamic discipline.