Place identifies the relevance of workforce geographic location and the unique requirements needed to support the health of a globally mobile workforce.
Opening a new operation or service site or expanding an existing one requires a clear understanding of the health risks inherent at that location and within the community. This is particularly true in emerging markets or remote site locations.
By providing healthcare services, organizations can reduce employee health risk while improving productivity, which is in alignment with business objectives. These local healthcare resources can also form the foundation of a global wellness platform while ensuring work-related medical cases are managed in the most effective manner.Finally, healthcare is a major sustainability issue, and partnering with local health services can achieve corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Occupational health laws and regulations vary widely, and in many emerging markets are in a state of flux. Many companies choose to maintain a corporate standard which in many cases is OSHA-based.
Business sustainability requires health crisis management plans and the resources to respond effectively
Workforce resiliency and readiness are key objectives as companies plan for the future. These dynamic plans require on-going maintenance and testing to ensure they remain relevant as new emerging health challenges arise.