Managing your time: keys to a safe & healthy workforce

Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series

Many of us wish for enough time to equalize work-life balance. If only there really were more hours in the day!

You can “create” more hours in your day, if you act on these important clues:

  • Use technology wisely to be more efficient and productive
  • Set reasonable boundaries, especially after work hours, to take control of interruptions and the ubiquitous presence of cell phones and computers
  • Prioritize daily activities and minimize scheduling conflicts
  • Learn how to effectively delegate certain tasks – have faith in others (work colleagues, family members, etc.) to accomplish them
  • Unbundle a big project into more manageable smaller projects
  • Despite the pressure to produce, think about quality as well as quantity. It costs time and money to correct mistakes made under duress
  • If you dread a certain obligation, such as making a difficult phone call, do it at the beginning of your day
  • Get plenty of sleep, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly
  • Take time away from work and household responsibilities to keep creative juices flowing

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By facilitating best practices such as the use of leading indicators and better collaboration across departments, UL helps manage health and safety risks more efficiently and effectively.