Employers, too, can benefit from reduced costs associated with a healthier workforce.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Employee health and wellness is an increasingly important aspect of many organizations’ risk management and workplace safety strategies. A proactive approach that encourages healthy habits, a focus on prevention, and positive lifestyle choices can significantly benefit both the worker and the organization as a whole.
Recently, US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reaffirmed that the Affordable Care Act recognizes the importance of effective workplace wellness programs that help workers and their families lead healthier lives. Solis said, “Employers, too, can benefit from reduced costs associated with a healthier workforce.” Employers have additional incentives to proactively promote employee health and wellness under the new rules proposed by the US Department of Health and Human Services. (http://tinyurl.com/HHS-rules-2014)
In order to help organizations develop this critical wellness program, Succeed now offers an online Wellness Training in its library of health and safety trainings. Now organizations have the opportunity to access health and wellness best practices education through the online Wellness Training module. Succeed will also be releasing an online employee wellness profile tool to continue its build-out of this critical component of the Risk Management Center.
The training delivers a comprehensive review of the benefits of personal health and wellness management. It provides information to ensure employees make informed, quality decisions about important lifestyle issues. The topics include weight management, practical approaches to ensuring reasonable physical activity, nutrition and diet education, the risks of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and how to recognize and manage stress.
The new course is now available in Succeed’s web-based Risk Management Center, in the learning management system and risk management library. The Risk Management Center also contains other OSHA-required programs, training materials, and integrated software solutions.
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that helps manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (Job Hazard Analysis Builder™), hazard communication (MSDS Track™), Return to Work Programs (Job Description Builder™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). More information on Succeed is available via their website: http://www.succeedms.com.