Amazon, the company repeatedly in the news on the reports that some employees have used bottles, are fighting negative advertising with the announcement of a new well-being program called Walkingwell. The program aims to reduce workplace injuries and help employees engage in personal care via items such as mindfulness meditation kiosks and “wellness areas”.
The Workingwell program was announced Monday with Amazon indicating that it will present the opportunity for US employees; All its facilities will have access to the end of the year. The program is designed to help employees recharge and re-register, according to Amazon.
The ultimate goal of the program base is to reduce the risk of injury to work, the company noting that about 40% of work-related injuries experienced by Amazon employees are of musculoskeletal nature, such as joints. or pinch tensions resulting from repetitive movement. During the Workwell pilot program, Amazon says that these types of injuries have been reduced by 32%.
The program comes with a number of activities and options, including establishing “wellness areas” where employees will be able to expand and leave their muscles recover. The program also includes Eatwell, which involves increasing the number of healthier snack options available to workers in boxes and signs alerting employees to what constitutes a healthy snack.
Beyond that, the program also includes “Amazen”, which are interactive kiosks where employees can watch short videos offering things like positive affirmations, guided meditations and soothing scenes with sound. Workstations will provide hourly prompts designed to guide workers through mental and physical activities, such as breathing and stretching exercises.
Of course, the new program faces a growing controversy on Amazon’s warehouse practices, including what reveals “a crisis of assembly prejudice”. In recent days, the company has faced a mailbox installed on the site where Alabama workers voted on unionizatio