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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM.
With American companies staring at $225.8 billion a year in healthcare expenses and health-related productivity losses, corporate wellness programs are a solution to help lower healthcare costs and improve employee health.
The American Heart Association recently recognized PKM Steel Service, Inc. (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator) as Salina’s first Gold level Fit-Friendly Company by taking the steps to provide a heart-healthier workplace for their employees.
Fit-Friendly Companies reach Gold level status by implementing various activities and programs to encourage physical activity, nutrition and culture enhancements such as on-site walking routes, healthy food choices in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools.
PKM has worked with various companies within the state to provide its employees with the best options available to continue to be healthy and productive. They’ve partnered with local restaurants, clinics and gyms, and employees also receive guidance from a nutrition expert. PKM’s employees have also become their own support system through the entire process of becoming and staying healthy, and there’s a great sense of accountability in the workplace.
Advantages of being a recipient of the award are that employees will have access to program resources, including the free Walking Program, Activity Tracker, walking and exercise programs, and healthy eating solutions and resources.
To learn more about the Fit-Friendly program, visit www.startwalkingnow.org.