The future of EHS: Holistic safety and wellness

Ergonomic solutions must address work environment, mental health risks

By Kevin Lombardo

Following a period of upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate aftermath, safety professionals are discovering novel factors that are significantly impacting their safety results and operational performance. Wellness and mental health have been elevated from background concerns to central issues in employer safety plans, and environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals require more holistic, comprehensive solutions that target longstanding challenges such as ergonomic injuries and fatigue alongside mental health.

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