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ID (ISN) del documento108437
Número CIS 08-841
ISSN - Título de la serie 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Walter L.
Título Worthington puts wellness to work
Información bibliográfica Apr. 2008, p.22-28. Illus.
Resumen This article describes the wellness promotion efforts of a steel processing enterprise employing around 8000 workers at 68 sites within the United States and in 10 other countries. At their headquarters, the company operates a gym, a medical centre and a pharmacy. It offers a choice of health care plan options and the chance to participate in a voluntary wellness programme. Employees who voluntarily participate in the programme first undergo a health screening. Participation involves monetary benefits in health insurance costs. Moderate and high-risk employees must acquire two points per quarter to maintain their presence in the programme. To earn points, participants can choose from a variety of options, such as completing an online healthy living programme, participating in the company wellness challenge or joining a weight management or smoking cessation programme. The company employs a dietician, who is on hand to help employees evaluate their food choices, convert recipes into healthier versions and promote smoking cessation. Two full-time personal trainers at the company's fitness facilities help employees develop exercise plans. Other features of the programme are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) higiene laboral; organización de la higiene en la empresa; transformación de metales; Estados Unidos; programas de higiene
Descriptores (secundarios) bienestar de los trabajadores; mantenimiento de la aptitud física; fumadores; nivel de salud; nutrición; participación de los trabajadores; higiene corporal; aspectos económicos; vigilancia médica; exámenes médicos; obesidad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Workplace health promotion
Physical fitness programmes
Metalworking industry
Occupational health services
Participación de los trabajadores
Nutrición