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For audio, it is recommended you dial in              A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar     ...
Agenda• What is Workplace Wellness• Health of our Workforce Needs Assessments• Developing Programs and Support• Getting Co...
What is Workplace Wellness?Proactive approach to addressing a multitude of issues that can impact our workforce and has so...
What is Workplace Wellness?•   168 hours in a seven day week•   63 hours approximate of sleep in a week•   40 hours of wor...
What is Workplace WellnessOccupied Personal Hours:•   Drinks with friends and family•   Social dinners•   Eat junk food•  ...
What is Workplace WellnessAre there any negative outcomes to overexposing ourselves to activitiesover the course of a year...
What is Workplace Wellness• Consequences of some our personal-time activities will overlap in to  our work life?• What hap...
What is Workplace WellnessSome workplace effects that we will be exposed to:• Toxic work environment• Micro managers• Argu...
What is Workplace WellnessMy point:• Humans overexposed or overindulging in any activity  can create an unharmonious balan...
What is Workplace Wellness?Why is this happening?• Overburdened health system• Less health benefits• Less basic insurance ...
What is Workplace Wellness?Overburdened Health Care System Key Drivers1.   Rise in Obesity-Related Illnesses2.   Aging Wor...
What is Workplace WellnessIn the US Health Care Cost and Impact Associated withObesity:• 117 billion• Contributes to 112,0...
What is Workplace Wellness?Workplaces:• Engaged workplace 40hrs/week• Healthy balanced employees are happy employees• Taki...
The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentHow to Measure Workforce Health?Workplaces will be different. Some suggestions for...
The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentOrganize your Data:• Develop a comprehensive needs assessment• Actual/Direct cost ...
The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentROI on a good controlled program:• Receive $1.17 to $6.04 cost per dollar of benef...
The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentWARNINGLack luster assessments may result in:• No leadership buy-in (costs/profita...
Developing a Program                       PlanCelebrate/                         Policy/Procedure Success                ...
Developing a Program• Preparing for risk• Understand current limitations of workforce• You are not a doctor, leave health ...
Developing ProgramWorkplace wellness ideas:• Nutrition education and meal planning• Exercise and mobility program• Meditat...
Getting Commitment• Workforce buy-in is critical• Support in teams (not an individual sport)• Celebrate success in a healt...
Upcoming WebinarsRegister at http://drake-webinars.comDecember 5, 12pm ESTEmployee EngagementDecember 6, 12pm ESTConductin...
HEALTH AND SAFETY Q & AFor additional questions please email:Kathleen: kcollins@na.drakeintl.com                          ...
Thank You for AttendingFor Questions please contact Kathleen Collins                 kcollins@na.drakeintl.com            ...
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Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program

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There are many benefits to establishing a Workplace Wellness Program for your business. A properly developed and well-established program can assist in employee retention, decrease absenteeism and presenteeism, improve worker well-being, create a better work environment, increase health awareness and eventually make a socioeconomic difference.

Please join us in this 30-minute session where Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager at Drake International, will share her insights to establishing your own Workplace Wellness Program.

During the session you will learn:
- The business case for Workplace Wellness Programs
- How they increase productivity
- How to create a healthier workforce
- The positive impact on Benefits and Retention programs

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Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program

  1. 1. For audio, it is recommended you dial in A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar AUDIO: 1-877-668-4493 Access Code: 663 305 274 Event password: 1234 WebEx Support: 1-866-863-3910 Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program November 15, 2012Presented by: Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager at Drake International
  2. 2. Agenda• What is Workplace Wellness• Health of our Workforce Needs Assessments• Developing Programs and Support• Getting Commitment and Measuring Success
  3. 3. What is Workplace Wellness?Proactive approach to addressing a multitude of issues that can impact our workforce and has socioeconomic impact on a micro and macro level.
  4. 4. What is Workplace Wellness?• 168 hours in a seven day week• 63 hours approximate of sleep in a week• 40 hours of work• 65 hours of personal timeFor the average person and for most we have a part-time job commuting and that cuts into personal time) 4
  5. 5. What is Workplace WellnessOccupied Personal Hours:• Drinks with friends and family• Social dinners• Eat junk food• Partying• Focus on others’ needs and wants• Couch surfing• Shopping
  6. 6. What is Workplace WellnessAre there any negative outcomes to overexposing ourselves to activitiesover the course of a year, two, or five? Let’s take a look:• Drinking: Alcoholism, psychosocial disorders• Social Dinner: Weight gain and obesity• Eating Fast Food: Weight gain, obesity and hormone imbalances in mass produced foods• Party: Alcoholism, drug abuse, psychosocial disorders• Looking After Others: Psychosocial disorders, mental health issues, and stress• Couch Surfing: Loss of range of motion, balance, and other physical limitations and Mental Health Issues• Shopping: Living outside your means, unwanted debt, stress
  7. 7. What is Workplace Wellness• Consequences of some our personal-time activities will overlap in to our work life?• What happens if you’re dealing with negative effects of your workplace? Let’s think for a minute about our work life…
  8. 8. What is Workplace WellnessSome workplace effects that we will be exposed to:• Toxic work environment• Micro managers• Arguments or fighting with co-workers• Not meeting objectives or targets• No support• No engagement or acknowledgement from other staff• Exposure to health and safety hazards
  9. 9. What is Workplace WellnessMy point:• Humans overexposed or overindulging in any activity can create an unharmonious balance• Results in acute, latent and chronic health side effects
  10. 10. What is Workplace Wellness?Why is this happening?• Overburdened health system• Less health benefits• Less basic insurance coverage• Use of all sick days• Use of all short and long leave allowances• Absenteeism and presenteeism
  11. 11. What is Workplace Wellness?Overburdened Health Care System Key Drivers1. Rise in Obesity-Related Illnesses2. Aging Workforce/Population3. Chronic Health Conditions
  12. 12. What is Workplace WellnessIn the US Health Care Cost and Impact Associated withObesity:• 117 billion• Contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths/yearHealth Care Cost (inclusive):• United States 15.7-16% of GDP• Canada 10-10.5% of GDP
  13. 13. What is Workplace Wellness?Workplaces:• Engaged workplace 40hrs/week• Healthy balanced employees are happy employees• Taking care• Workplace is a new learning environment• Social responsibility• Healthy profitable businesses• Healthy economy
  14. 14. The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentHow to Measure Workforce Health?Workplaces will be different. Some suggestions for investigating toobtain data:• Size and demographics of workforce• Use of loss time, sick days, vacation carry over• Use of benefits programs• Use of EAP programs• Regional socioeconomic issues• Survey staff to what engages them
  15. 15. The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentOrganize your Data:• Develop a comprehensive needs assessment• Actual/Direct cost savings (CEO and CFO do not understand potential or indirect cost savings)• Present solutions based on the companies top 3 needs for short term or top 5 needs for long term planning.• Benefits to workforce (ME generation engagement)• Roles out implementation plan• Cost of program
  16. 16. The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentROI on a good controlled program:• Receive $1.17 to $6.04 cost per dollar of benefits spent• $3.00 to $5.82 in lowering absenteeism cost per dollar invested 16
  17. 17. The Health of Workforce Needs AssessmentWARNINGLack luster assessments may result in:• No leadership buy-in (costs/profitability)• No worker buy-in (me, instant gratification) – Unhealthy Workforce
  18. 18. Developing a Program PlanCelebrate/ Policy/Procedure Success / Programs Application/ Education/ Measurement Training
  19. 19. Developing a Program• Preparing for risk• Understand current limitations of workforce• You are not a doctor, leave health measuring and monitoring to the professional• Be inclusive of a workers needs• Use and find channel partners that are reliable and produce results that are balanced for the individual and the company
  20. 20. Developing ProgramWorkplace wellness ideas:• Nutrition education and meal planning• Exercise and mobility program• Meditation and relaxation techniques and programs• Mental health awareness programs• Smoking cessation programs
  21. 21. Getting Commitment• Workforce buy-in is critical• Support in teams (not an individual sport)• Celebrate success in a healthy way• Measure success• Have short and long term plans and goals• Benchmark
  22. 22. Upcoming WebinarsRegister at http://drake-webinars.comDecember 5, 12pm ESTEmployee EngagementDecember 6, 12pm ESTConducting Workplace Inspections 22
  23. 23. HEALTH AND SAFETY Q & AFor additional questions please email:Kathleen: kcollins@na.drakeintl.com 23
  24. 24. Thank You for AttendingFor Questions please contact Kathleen Collins kcollins@na.drakeintl.com 416-216-1088 24

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