Motivating employers to create healthy workplaces

By Jane Sleeth
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/15/2001

When it comes to the management of organizations in Canada there are basically three types of companies.

At the top, are the organizations that believe in and employ leading edge management and leadership methods whether it is in operations, production or health and safety systems. These organizations put these systems in place because this represents best practices, not because of regulations or legislative obligations. Unfortunately these organizations represent the minority of employers.

The majority of organizations in North America are the ones who lead in some aspects of their business, but who are often motivated by legislative and regulatory requirements or financial penalties in areas such as environment, health, safety and disability management.