What UCOR is doing for Wellness
Wellness Committee: chartered this committee to promote healthy activities among employees.
Wellness Rooms: set up Wellness Rooms in 14 different locations. Each is equipped with a blood pressure monitor, scale, measuring tape, and evidence-based health information for employee/staff augmentation/subcontractor use.
Lunch and Learn Wellness Topics: offer monthly topics geared toward worker interest and the most common health problems at the site.
Wellness Corner: a special section in the weekly employee newsletter, UCOR Newsline, that contains health-related topics intended to encourage healthy behaviors and prevent disease development, and reduce risks of complication from those who have chronic disease.
Health-related items: distributed various items to employees, including pedometers to to encourage physical activity; infuser water bottles to encourage water intake; and Mayo Medical Self-Help/Reference books, to provide employees a medical resource.
ETTP site walking maps: walked, measured, and mapped out walking paths/areas.
Intranet Wellness site: created Intranet site devoted to wellness and wellness activities for UCOR employees and subcontractors. The site has evidence-based, health-related links and monthly health intranet topics.
Physical activity promotion: promote physical activities among employees/staff augmentation/subcontractors, including walking, hiking, walk/run competitions, dragon boat races, golfing, and biking.
Flu/Tdap/Td vaccinations: offered yearly vaccinations to reduce seasonal and non-seasonal illness impacts on employees, family, and coworkers.
Healthier food choices: increased healthy snacks in vending.
Earth Day walks: provide an Earth Day walk in remediated areas hosted by a biologist and Environmental Management personnel.
Wellness text messages: Employees and subcontractors may choose to sign up for text messages related to wellness or wellness activities.
Mobile mammogram: sponsor mobile mammography at the site up to two times per year.
Weight Watchers: conduct Weight Watchers at Work sessions.
Health and Safety Fair: host a yearly fair that features many varied health screenings and safety-related informational activities.
Aetna Wellness: Provides information and counseling on many pertinent topics for UCOR employees such as smoking cessation, diabetes, and obesity.
Fitness Club discounts: offer fitness discounts at several popular fitness clubs in the area to encourage employees to increase physical activity.
Aetna Employee Assistance Program: provides a resource for UCOR employees who can get help in situations that involve problems in personal and professional relationships, substance abuse, family life, stress, and difficulties in coping.