Air Products is committed to creating environments and driving behaviors that sustain the health, safety and wellness of our people.
Our Global Health and Wellness Team, consisting of medical professionals globally, works closely with our Human Resources and EHS organizations to ensure our global standards comply with governmental regulations, including topics such as blood-borne pathogens, medical records management, emergency response, fire brigade and confined space entry rescue. They also provide a travel medicine program to help employees and family members traveling abroad and collaborate with Global Security to have the most current and relevant information available for travelers.
Our Global Health and Wellness team is actively working with our Crisis Management Teams to protect and support our employees and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employee health and wellness is promoted through a variety of initiatives:
Dedicated onsite clinics: At several rural operational sites, and at other locations where the need has been identified, such as in remote areas with poor medical infrastructure, our team works with construction and operations teams to establish customized medical clinics.
Health assessments and campaigns: Health Hazard Assessments are required at all of our facilities. Our Global Health and Wellness Team provides assessments and health coaching for employees, including a program for our Air Products professional drivers. Every fall, influenza awareness campaigns are conducted globally, and employees are provided flu vaccines through their work sites.
Ergonomic programs: Our Ergonomic Wellness and Education (EWE) program is available to employees across the globe to proactively address any musculoskeletal aches and pains. They can consult with knowledgeable health professionals about their discomfort and learn strategies to manage it, speed the healing process, and prevent ongoing discomfort. We also have mandatory Office Ergonomic Training and risk assessment surveys that identify potential ergonomic issues.
Fitness facilities and programs: Air Products employees are encouraged to participate in fitness and exercise programs. The Company also supports fitness options, including walking paths, weight loss programs, and health topics in monthly safety meetings.
Health and nutrition programs: We promote healthy lifestyle programs for diverse employee groups and worksites, including healthy food options and nutritional information.
Mental health services: Air Products has Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that are available to employees and their dependents globally, with many services offered at no cost. EAPs assist with a variety of lifestyle management issues, such as relationships, family, finances, legal, stress, workplace conflicts and substance abuse. An internal course on stress management is available and can be taken optionally or where required by local legislation.