February was nationally recognized as American Heart Month. Although it is now March, we still want to share important heart health info and continue to encourage workplace health year-round.
Working Americans often spend many hours at work, increasing their susceptibility to many stressors that can affect the heart. Incorporating a workplace wellness program is one way that companies should strive to cultivate a workplace culture that promotes the health and wellness of their employees. This kind of program has many benefits for both employers and employees. In a healthy workplace, employees have better overall health, reduced stress, increased job satisfaction, and therefore greater loyalty to their employer. This results in reduced healthcare and insurance costs in addition to greater productivity and work performance. It is an employer’s duty to provide a healthy work environment, and this can be achieved by following Chesapeake Employers’ Safety Tip Sheet, located here: https://bit.ly/3gw1pfj.
Chesapeake has created an outline of 10 steps to starting a workplace wellness program in your company. These steps first work to allocate financial and managerial support for the cause in order to implement an influential program. The next steps are to understand the specific needs of your employees and share with them your goals. Finally, everyone needs to work together to foster healthy habits by partnering with community resources and the families of your employees.
DII is your partner in workplace wellness. Our team of health experts can work with you to understand the steps you should take to improve your workplace health and implement a wellness program for your employees. Please contact your DII representative for more information.