As one of the largest companies in the world, that means Amazon is one of the most sought-after among professionals. However, there are reports that this is not the easiest place to work, and workers have often complained about working conditions – especially those who work in warehouses. Amazon clearly wants to counter this narrative and – in its own words – become the “safest workplace in the world”.
The company recently announced a program called WorkingWell, which focuses on providing its employees with physical and mental activities, wellness exercise, and healthy eating support that are scientifically proven to help recharge and regenerate and ultimately reduce the risk of injury to reduce. Amazon plans to spend $ 300 million on security projects in 2021.
What is the WorkingWell program?
The program includes training and conditioning, wellness services and technology, according to a press release from Amazon.
Amazon will focus on scientifically proven health and safety training and exercises.
There will be health and safety huddles with daily opportunities to engage employees on strong body mechanics, wellness topics and ongoing safety training. Employees are shown interactive videos on changing topics created by health and safety experts and injury prevention specialists.
Amazon will also set up wellness zones that will allow employees to voluntarily stretch and regenerate muscles through easily accessible, dedicated rooms in Amazon’s operating buildings.
Then there is something called AmaZen – individual interactive kiosks in Amazon buildings. During shifts, employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos of easy-to-understand wellness activities, including guided meditations, positive affirmations, calming scenes with sounds, and more.
Amazon is also planning Wellness centers is dedicated to the prevention of injuries and illnesses through preventive self-care, health and safety education and first aid treatment in the event of an injury.
In addition, Amazon will “promote the nutritional health and wellbeing of employees by promoting healthy eating and increasing the availability of healthier options.” In break rooms, Amazon will post signs indicating healthy eating options.