Addressing physical health
The programme targeted all workers, and across all departments, whether mining or administration. One of the elements of the programme was a consultation/discussion with the workers who returned to work after sickness absence. This discussion aimed to better understand the work-related causes of sickness absence, and what adaptations might be needed and how working conditions could be improved. The company also implemented ergonomic and psychological workplace interventions, training, coaching and supervision, as well as preventative medical examinations, preventative vacations, short breaks and sports activities.
This programme led to improved prevention and early detection of diseases, especially MSDs. It also reduced level of absenteeism and number of accidents.