These resources and tools help create worksites that support and improve the health and productivity of employees.
- Employer benefits can include: enhanced employee productivity, lower health care costs, decreased rates of illness and injuries, reduced employee absenteeism, and improved employee morale.
- Benefits for employees can include: less stress, improved well-being, self-image, and self-esteem, improved physical fitness, more stamina, weight loss, and improved health.
The Worksite Wellness Toolkit provides resources to create a healthier work environment. It includes fact sheets, guidelines for change, and health and wellness information. All materials can be downloaded, copied and reproduced.
- Worksite Wellness Makes Good Business $ense Background information and 25+ links to state and national resources with concrete "how to" information.
- Add Physical Activity to Your Conference Hosting a conference? Find out "why" and "how" to beat conference fatigue.
- Cafeteria Survey helps determine the type of healthy choices employees will try. Include several choices and room to make suggestions.
- Fruit and Veggie Quantity Recipe Cookbook and Other Healthy Recipes
- Health Promotion in Motion - A 2-page worksite newsletter ready for distribution to your employees via email or as hard copies.
- Stair Prompts - Simple encouraging messages to help promote the use of stairs over elevators as an easy way to increase an individual's physical activity throughout the day.
- Calories Burned Walking a Flight of Stairs Fact sheet to post or distribute to reinforce the benefits of taking the stairs.
- Stair Prompt Survey In order to evaluate the effectiveness of stair prompt messages, consider distributing a 'survey' to employees in your facility. The survey will help you to determine usefulness of messages as well as motivation for stair use and any other wellness information employees would be interested in receiving.
- Worksite Stair Prompts Sample stair prompts that can be printed out and then, laminated or placed in plastic frames - and posted near elevators to encourage employees to use stairs.
- Start a Walking Club at Your Worksite outlines simple steps.
- Wellness Speakers for Worksites Learn where and how to locate a credible speaker
Resources from CDC and Other States
- CDC Stair Prompts (2 sets at bottom of page) Motivational signs placed near elevators, encourage employees to take the stairs – a quick and easy way to be more active.
- Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings, Seminars, and Catered Events from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
- Healthy Vending Guide addresses guidelines for foods and beverages, sample policy language, and marketing strategies to promote healthy options.
- Vending Machine Food & Beverage Standards provides sample standards and practical steps to market products and work with vendors.
- What Works in Worksites developed by the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, identifies policies and strategies that can help worksites create healthier environments for their employees.
- Worksite Wellness "Favorites", developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, identifies wellness initiatives and policies to improve employee health.
- The Business Case for Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace.
- US Department of Labor Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA explains the Health Care Act’s (PL 111-148) provisions for breastfeeding employees, which went into effect on March 23, 2010.
- Workplace Accommodations to Support and Protect Breastfeeding
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