Is work killing your employees? Work is an important factor of life. Research shows that employees spend an average of 50 hours a week and eat about one-third of their meals at work. When polled, about 40 percent of these same workers also indicate that they feel "very" or "extremely" stressed at work.
For many companies, medical costs can consume half of corporate profits or more. Some employers look to cost sharing, cost shifting, managed care plans, risk rating, and cash-based rebates or incentives. But these methods merely shift costs. Only worksite health promotion stands out as the long-term answer for keeping employees well in the first place.
It is important to help employees address bad habits and adopt healthier lifestyle habits. Some of these at work lifestyle changes can include healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management. OSHA’s General Duty clause says that ‘employers shall furnish a place of employment free from recognized hazards”. How long before OSHA recognizes the lack of workplace wellness as a hazard?Learning Objectives
By attending this training session, you will know:
About Your Speaker
- What standards OSHA will use to make you comply
- How to complete a thorough worksite wellness needs assessment
- How to get employees involved and engaged
- Areas to address and implement for the immediate greatest ROI
- What a workplace program is not
Jay D. Rohman
Jay brings more than 25 years of human resource and safety leadership, management, consulting, and training to the industry. He travels nationally and internationally working with organizations and individuals to reduce incidents, risks, and costs through safety culture change and development.
He is a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Management Association (NMA) and the National Speakers Association (NSA). PHR / SPHR Credits!
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute.