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Creation of a BGM concept in 4 steps

May 13, 2024
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Safety and health are of central importance for companies. The implementation of a occupational health management (OHM) can help to improve working conditions for employees and thereby increase health and satisfaction. An OHM concept is the first step towards the successful implementation of occupational health management. In this article, you will learn how to create a CHM concept.

What is a BGM concept?

An OHM concept is a strategically designed concept for workplace health promotion that encompasses all relevant fields of action. It defines objectives that should be both measurable and specific in order to assess the effectiveness of occupational health management. The introduction of occupational health management is intended to achieve hard targets such as occupational health and safety, but also soft targets such as promoting the health of employees. Creating an OHM concept therefore involves taking stock of the day-to-day work of the workforce and identifying key areas of action for a health-promoting corporate culture.

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A broad health working group, consisting of stakeholders such as the HR department, the health manager and occupational safety, should be involved in the creation of the OHM concept. This working group is also the steering committee that monitors the implementation of the OHM concept. The focus is on employee health in order to reduce absenteeism and increase work motivation. To achieve this, health-related measures such as employee surveys, training, massage at the workplace, health days or AI-supported solutions for ergonomics can be used.

Step 1: Analyse the working conditions

Before you create a holistic concept for occupational health management, you should carry out a comprehensive analysis of the working conditions. You should clarify the following questions:

  • How are the work processes organised?
  • What burdens do employees encounter?
  • What are the risks to employees' health?
  • How high is the sickness rate in the company?
  • What measures have already been implemented?
  • What financial and human resources are available?

By answering these questions, you can better understand the working conditions in the company and BGM measures that contribute to increasing employee health and satisfaction. Also be aware of the differences between behavioural and situational prevention in order to find the right measures.

Step 2: Assessment of risks and burdens

In the next step, you should carry out an assessment of risks and burdens. Here you should consider the following factors:

  • Physical strain: How high are the demands on employees' physical fitness?
  • Mental stress: How high is the stress level of employees?
  • Workplace conditions: Are the workplaces ergonomically designed?
  • Work organisation: How are the work processes organised?

By assessing risks and stresses, you can take targeted measures to improve working conditions and thus promote the health of your employees.

Step 3: Setting priorities

After analysing the working conditions and assessing risks and stresses, you should prioritise the implementation of measures. You should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which measures are most urgent?
  • What are the best measures to promote employee health?
  • What can be realised quickly and easily?
  • What specific goals should be pursued?
  • Which measures are subsidised by health insurance companies?

By prioritising, you can ensure that the most important measures are implemented first and thus improve employee health as quickly as possible.

Two employees discuss key figures and statistics relating to the BGM concept.

Step 4: Implementation and evaluation

Once you have created the OHM concept, you should implement the measures and evaluate them regularly. You should take the following aspects into account:

  • Who is responsible for implementing the measures?
  • In what form will the measures be implemented and how can they be integrated into the workflow?
  • How can the success of the measures be measured?
  • What key figures are there?
  • How can employees be involved in the implementation process?

It is important that you plan the implementation of the measures carefully and ensure that everyone involved is aware of what is expected of them. Transparent communication and clear responsibilities can help to ensure that the implementation of the measures runs smoothly.

Evaluating the measures is also an important part of the OHM concept. You should regularly check whether the measures are achieving the desired success and which measures may need to be adapted. Through evaluation, you can ensure that the concept is continuously improved and is therefore successful in the long term.

How would a BGM concept benefit you?

A BGM concept could be one Department to promote health promotion, occupational safety and ereorganisation management the Employees to improve. Through the Introduction of a structured BGM the own employees can be integrated in a targeted manner, making your plan a self-runner. 

Summary: BGM concept

An OHM concept is an important step towards improving working conditions and increasing employee health and satisfaction. By carefully analysing working conditions, assessing risks and stresses, setting priorities and implementing and evaluating measures, you can help to ensure that employees are healthier and happier at work and thus support the company's long-term success.

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