The JGI Safety and Wellness Team is a group of employees who focus on promoting safety and wellness in the workplace and at home. Formerly known as the Safety Culture Group, each member is an advocate of safety and ergonomics and engages in activities that promote healthy living, wellness, and sustainability.
As our surrounding environments are changing, culture shifts. JGI strives to be on the forefront of safety as an organization and supporting employee’s well-being from all aspects makes it a success.
Safety is Healthy Living
Healthy living includes eating healthy, being active, and protecting yourself and your family. This includes being prepared for emergencies and practicing safety in everything you do, including:
- Washing hands to stop spreading germs.
- Wearing personal protective equipment such as lab coats or gloves at work, seat belts when driving, and helmets when biking.
- Using sunscreen when out in the sun.
- Following safe driving practices, free of distractions.
Safety is Wellness
Employees that feel well are less stressed, more engaged, and more productive on the job. The JGI R&R room is a resource for JGI employees to take a few moments to take an ergo break and stretch or play some ping pong. We encourage stretch break walks, Bike to Work on Friday’s, Pilates Classes, and Massage Therapy through Body Techniques. The JGI front desk offers a selection of sports equipment for use during the day using onsite facilities.
Wellness is Sustainability
Sustainability is often used when categorizing something as “green”. This can mean preserving energy, water, or materials. Promoting sustainability at work and at home includes recycling and reducing waste, composting, growing gardens, and water and energy conservation. Sustainability promotes a healthier environment.
The goal of the Safety and Wellness team is to offer a forum for employees to learn and educate others on a safe and healthy lifestyle both at work and at home.