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Top 5 Takeaways from the Mind #WELLography

by Emily Winer
Article

Technology may be advancing every day, but nothing compares to the high-speed power of the human brain. We are a long way from creating a single piece of technology that can control your breath and heartbeat 24/7, keep your body humming along while you are deep in sleep, allow you to simultaneously answer email while watching Netflix, help you stay balanced during yoga class, navigate the NYC subway without ever pulling out a map, and experience the pure joy of a beautiful summer day.

WELL Story: Fitness at MNP Tower

by Madeleine Evans
Blog

Walking past the Vancouver waterfront, you may notice a striking building. This past year, MNP Tower achieved both LEED and WELL certification at the gold level. To achieve certification, the building owner, Oxford Properties, has implemented an array of innovative strategies to help improve the health and wellness of people who work at and visit MNP Tower. What we find particularly unique about MNP Tower is how the building embraces WELL’s Fitness concept.

On National Safe Digging Day, Consumers Energy Reminds Public to Notify MISS DIG 8-1-1 Before Digging

Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2017 – Today is National Safe Digging 8-1-1 Day, and Consumers Energy is encouraging Michigan homeowners and business owners to call MISS DIG 8-1-1 before starting digging projects.

Top 5 Takeaways from the Fitness #WELLography

by Vienna McLeod
Article

We know that physical activity leads to better health but sometimes it can seem impossible to balance a routine exercise schedule with the demands of the modern workplace. The Fitness WELLography is your go-to-guide for evidence-based interventions that can help you incorporate movement into your everyday life and design environments that promote an active lifestyle.

Here’s what you might run into while reading the Fitness WELLography:

New Workplace Design Trends Promote Well-Being, Collaboration and Flexibility

Article

In a quest to create healthier office environments, more employers have embraced the scientific research behind modern office design. There’s even a high-tech facility called the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Delos, that hosts studies on “how the indoor environment influences health, well-being and performance, from stress to sleep quality, physical fitness to productivity.”

Make Your Real Estate Decisions Healthy Decisions

Blog

I can give you the statistics: Healthcare in America is more than 17% of the GDP. 20 diseases account for fully half of America’s health care spend, with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension being three of the top five causes. In the midst of the debate going on in the US about how to pay for healthcare, these are sobering numbers for sure.

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
Article

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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Caterpillar Improves Safety Through Culture

Article

We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including our extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and promoting a culture of safety that guides the way we work.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has made great strides in improving their safety culture.

Cargill to Modernize Harrisonburg, Va., Hatchery, Improving Turkey Health, Biosecurity and Worker Safety

Press Release

HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety.  Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.

Transforming the Customer Experience One Call at a Time

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When an elderly customer called our Spokane, Washington, customer service center, agitated with her XFINITY remote control, the agent on the call knew just what to do.

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