Worksite Wellness

Dedicated to assisting businesses in the process of developing a results-oriented worksite wellness initiative that will help improve the community’s health

Summary Overview

Worksites have the opportunity to encourage healthy habits and prevent health problems such as diabetes, depression and heart disease. Well-designed worksites keep employees safe and encourage physical activity during the workday.


Basics

A positive wellness culture in the workplace influences the physical, mental and emotional well-being of workers.


Benefits of Worksite Wellness
  • Helps employees take responsibility for lifestyle choices
  • Educates workforce about hazards and opportunities for wellness
  • Enhances employee productivity
  • Reduces absences and laziness
  • Reduces health care costs
  • Shifts health care model from treatment to prevention

Spokane or Washington Specific Data


Recommendations

Ideas for Employers
  • Institute programs for exercise during the workday
  • Implement a no-smoking policy and provide resources for tobacco cessation
  • Allow flexible schedules and carpooling
  • Encourage staff to take the stairs
  • Choose worksites that are close to public transportation, walking trails, fitness facilities and other amenities

Employees spend about 36% of their total waking hours at work. (DOH)

Employees spend about 36% of their total waking hours at work. (DOH)

Help Get Your Employees Vaccinated Against Flu!
Help Get Your Employees Vaccinated Against Flu!

Several local companies can provide on-site flu vaccination clinics for your staff.

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