Workplace Governance

Last updated: April 26, 2019

What Does Workplace Governance Mean?

In the context of workplace health promotion, workplace governance refers to the framework designed to manage, organize, and direct the workplace health program. Such programs will vary in scope and size depending on the particular needs and desires of the workplace stakeholders. An effective governance structure will assure that available workplace resources are effectively employed to meet a workplace health program’s objectives.


WorkplaceTesting Explains Workplace Governance

Both internal and external forces will govern the creation and implementation of the workplace governance structure. Government regulators such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) impose external directives. Market forces such as public opinion and labor expectations also exert influence. Internally, the workplace health program will be influenced by human resource management and workers themselves, often through collective bargaining. Each of these factors will be considered in creating a system of workplace governance that then guides the employer’s programs for preserving and improving employee health and safety.


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