Whirlpool Corporation has always valued the health of its employees. When we talk about health, we don’t just mean the numbers on the scale or the hours spent being active – although those numbers matter. Physical, emotional and spiritual health also matters.
June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, honored Sanofi US for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging their workers and families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
A systems-based approach to improving health considers all factors involved in caring for patients and the many factors that influence one’s quality of life. The integration of people, processes, policies, and organizations is critical to promoting better health at lower cost. For example, we can close the clinic-to-community gap by using an integrated systems approach that connects employers, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and family/community relationships.
Community Health Charities Encourages Employers to Engage Their Employees in Heart Health
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – With heart disease and stroke currently the two most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation – accounting for more than $312 billion in health care spending and lost productivity – it’s time to get your employees engaged in heart health.
More than 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year, or one of every four U.S. deaths. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack and heart failure.
Community Health Charities Encourages Employers to Focus on Prevention & Early Detection
Washington, DC, January 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On average, nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution. Many of these resolutions will focus on health. Community Health Charities is encouraging employers to help their employees keep their health resolutions in 2015 by focusing on early detection and prevention.
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By Donna Lynch, CSP, AOEE; Kylle Barrieau, AOEE and Megan Taylor, AOEE
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back strains.