Day Two: Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

By promoting health and well-being, agencies have an opportunity to show leadership & innovation in a truly holistic approach to total worker health, while benefiting workforce productivity & happiness.

Division 13 bus operations and maintenance facility. "A model of energy efficiency and design and will serve as an example for other transportation agencies world-wide." - The Source | Photo Credit: Chang Kim

Division 13 bus operations and maintenance facility. "A model of energy efficiency and design and will serve as an example for other transportation agencies world-wide." - The Source | Photo Credit: Chang Kim

Studies have shown that the U.S. workforce generally is in a crisis of stress, sleep disorders and preventable illnesses. RNL considers the impact of design on health and wellbeing in all our projects, and nowhere is this more apparent than in our transportation studio’s work. For transit operators in charge of passenger lives, the negative impacts of mental and physical stress can quickly become dangerous.

Read part one of our four-part series on the need for prioritizing health and wellbeing in the design and operations of transit facilities.

 
Transit ridership is at its highest level in four decades, and many agencies are expanding their operations in response. Now is the time for organizations to look at their impact on employees and the message it sends to the greater community. - by Rachel Bannon-Godfrey & Ken Anderson for Metro Magazine