Salads and Stretching on the Jobsite? Wellness Plans Are for Everyone.
Rolling out a company-wide wellness program will take time and effort from management. Here are some ideas your construction company can implement for associates and/or field employees.
Get Your Stretch On: Encourage employees to take a few minutes in the morning and after breaks to think about what type of work they'll do that day and to prepare their body. They likely stretch before a ball game, run or workout, so why not before construction work?
Salad, Anyone? Go with healthier food options rather than serving pizza or burgers for your safety incentive program. In your upfront costs this may be a few dollars more, but your employees will feel less lethargic and will be more productive in the afternoon. It's a win-win for everyone.
Work Out. Get Paid. Give discounted gym memberships or rewards for participating in wellness activities. The more active your employees, the healthier and more productive they'll be.
Talk About It: Provide information on wellness and nutrition through paycheck stuffers and during weekly toolbox talks. Also, send this information home. Getting the employees' family involved and providing resources for healthy living will show your dedication to your employees' wellbeing.
Provide Screenings and Physicals: Encourage employees to get regular health screenings and physicals. Don't forget to provide information and resources for drug and alcohol abuse and tobacco-free living.
Wellness takes work, and most of us need a little push and some guidance. Rolling out wellness initiatives will directly reduce your company's workers' compensation expenses. But, the best benefit will be your healthy, happier employees!
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