Healthy workplaces recognized
The Hawai'i Psychological Association announced the winners yesterday of the 6th annual Healthy Workplace Awards, a statewide program intended to promote healthful working environments.
Accepting the honors at a Hilton Hawaiian Village HPA Convention luncheon were the the following organizations:
The link between worker satisfaction in the work environment and increased productivity is clear, said Don Kopf, Ph.D, a member of the Healthy Workplace Awards committee. He said more than 60 percent of the workplace absences are related to psychological problems and more than 90 percent of all workplace accidents are caused by personal and stress-related problems.
The awards foster awareness of health and safety in the work environment, Kopf added.
The Hawai'i Psychological Association was chartered in 1962 and today represents some 300 Hawai'i psychologists. The association's mission is to advance the science and practice of psychology while supporting excellence in education, training, research, advocacy and service.