Laura Timbrook is a national board-certified health and wellness coach who is focused specifically on the manufacturing industry, particularly on shift workers. She's also a speaker on the topic and runs her own podcast Outspoken Nutrition. We haven't really approached this topic on the show before, but it's one that Laura is uniquely qualified to cover.
Health and wellness isn’t a topic that’s discussed much in the manufacturing industry. But that doesn’t mean it’s not been an important issue since the inception of the sector. In this episode, Laura discusses the evolving nature of occupational health and wellness, especially as it stretches to accommodate the needs of workers in the manufacturing industry.
She also shares her thoughts on what she believes health and wellness will look like in the near future. She then goes on to share some words of advice for industry leaders looking to embrace the notion of a healthier workforce.
In this episode, find out:
What being healthy looks like from a broader perspective
How to reframe the health and wellness conversation for a shift worker in manufacturing
How wellness contributes to retention and productivity in the workplace
The evolution of wellness in the manufacturing industry
What companies that have a thriving health and wellness culture are doing right
How COVID has changed the general attitude towards health
Common mistakes organizations make when implementing health and wellness initiatives
Advice for manufacturing leaders looking to adopt a health-conscious culture