Psychosocial environment Physical Environment Personal Health Practices


Funded in part by the
Government of Ontario

Personal Health Practices

Personal health practices and resources are what employees bring with them to the workplace such as hereditary predisposition, attitudes, personal resources, and health practices. Many of these issues are outside of the control of the employer; however employers can assist employees to decrease these risks by providing resources and assistance in at least two main categories- nutrition and fitness, and addictions.  

  • Nutrition and fitness is a broad category that focuses on dietary habits and practices of individuals and their physical activity level. 

  • Addictions is a category that covers any physical or psychological dependence that employees may present with and which has the potential to affect them at work.  Some of the substances covered in this section include alcohol, tobacco (including cigarette smoking), illicit drugs, food, and gambling.