> This setting is for Shaw Industries (employee age range will be 25-45 years old)
> My program type will take place on Wednesday’s for one hour. This program will last three weeks.
> My lesson topic is on smoking and tobacco
> The unit topic is on worksite health promotion
The unit segment is an important component of Shaw Industries employee wellness because my program helps reduce and often prevents illness, injury, and absenteeism. Health promotion in the workplace creates conditions that support and teach the best possible health for the employee. This gives employees a sense of ownership and they learn to work together to form a coordinated action to improve well being. Areas such as health promotion, heart health, nutrition, fitness, recreation, tobacco and alcohol awareness and workplace safety are all areas where health promotion in the workplace is very effective. Implementing such a program gives employees a feeling of being more than just a number. It brings the humanity of companies back to the corporate forefront (Comprehensive Health Services2006). The fact that smoking, especially cigarette smoking, can damage people's health is well-documented. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. It is a major cause of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease. Cigarette smoking also increases the total exposure to harmful chemicals that workers receive. More importantly, it can act in combination with workplace chemicals too raise the level of damaging health effects. In addition, harmful health effects can occur from smoking a cigarette that is contaminated with chemicals or other substances used or produced on the job. Nonsmokers may also develop health problems from breathing in smoke from co-workers' cigarettes (American Lung Association 2007). My duty as an educator is to teach the dangers of smoking and tobacco use, and provide... [continues]
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