In the workplace, it is imperative to adhere to the standards of Occupational Safety and Health as a worker or general labour. As the employer has the responsibility to maintain the workplace safe for you, it is also your role to support your wellbeing as well as the safety and health of other workers. In this article, John Smith, manager at JobsInGTA.com share his insights on how to avoid burnout and maintain your health in a general labour job.
John emphasizes that your wellbeing in the workplace is related to many factors. From the quality of your professional relationships with supervisors and peers to the physical environment you operate in, and to your own conduct and behaviour.
1. Read And Follow Occupational Health And Safety Instructions
Signs and posters used in the workplace are used to remind you to deal with hazardous materials correctly. Instructions, whether given verbally or in writing by supervisors are essential to keep you and other workers safe, so, follow them religiously.
2. Sleep Well
Everyone knows how vital sleep to our health and wellbeing. General labour and workers are usually working in shift-based jobs. You need to understand the nature of your post and have a plan on how you will organize and structure your time (days and nights) to get enough daily sleep time. Avoid foods and drinks that may affect the quality of your sleep. Also, explain to your family, roommate, significant other or any other person you need them to know about your shift work and discuss with them how you will organize your time to avoid disrupted sleep.
3. Have A Balanced Diet
Many studies confirm the direct relation of the quality of our nutrition and our wellbeing. There is also a misconception the quality foods cost more junk foods. If you dedicate your food budget to only quality foods and avoid sugary and high fatty foods, you will be able to maintain a balanced diet without overspending your hard-earned dollars.
Make sure to pack your lunch the night before to avoid the temptation to buy unhealthy snacks. You can also meal-prep and cook large quantities of nutritious meals and store these meals in the freezer in grab-and-go containers.
4. Manage Stress
Stress is a common problem in many industrial sectors. However, with the right stress management techniques, you can lower the level of work-related stress and burnout.
Start by thoroughly understand your job functions and expectations. Work on your skills, the more skilled you are, the shorter the time you will take to finish the assigned tasks and minimize the errors or mistakes. In case of facing any challenges in the workplace, speak up your concerns and talk to your supervisor. Be cooperative and maintain your positive attitude at work.
The quality of your life is determined to a great extent by how do you maintain your wellbeing in the workplace. Managing stress, quality sleep, nutrition and following the occupational health and safety regulations are some ways to keep yourself healthy.