Employee Safety and Wellness

QWE Practice Guideline: 420: Provide a healthy and safe environment

Target group: All organizations that employ persons with disabilities

Practice Description

Safety and wellness offerings for all staff with extension of a safe environment for customers and visitors.

Resources Needed

  • Safety/Wellness Manager to develop and implement offerings as well as maintain documentation.

Implementation Process


  • Agency-wide safety program that is fully supported by organizational leadership
  • Safety program includes: 
    • Representative safety committee
    • Safety coordinator for each of 50+ sites
    • Tracking and communicating key measures, results, and corrective actions
    • Monetary and non-monetary recognition and incentives for safety performance
  • Safety training is comprehensive and meets OSHA guidelines
  • Safety training is conducted once a month
  • System is in place to track employee participation
  • Agency-wide wellness offerings that include programs for personal health management, such as smoking cessation, physical fitness, weight loss, etc. 


  • Standard operating procedures for all safety requirements
  • Training curriculum and participation tracking
  • Job aids in workspaces


  • Creates a culture of safety
  • Decreases occupational injury

NPA: Goodwill Easter Seals - Miami Valley
Location: Dayton, OH
Date Submitted: 2013
Website: https://gesmv.org/

Resources: Quality Work Environment Workbook