Health at Work


Wecome to 5-2-1-0!

Below, find resources for helping to implement 5-2-1-0 in the workplace.  Have you had success with a program you’re already implementing?  Please let us know so we can share with others.

Small Starts for Work

Build a happier, more productive team

Simple, affordable ways to make employees healthier

Getting Started with a Wellness Program

“Employee Wellness Programs: How UPS Improved Productivity & Reduced Injuries”

“How Integrating Your Wellness Program with Your Occupational Health & Safety Program Gains You Benefits”

“Getting Started with Wellness: A Primer of Online Assessment Tools”

Harvard Study: “Workplace Wellness Programs can Generate Savings.”

“With health care expenditures soaring, there is increasing interest in workplace-based disease prevention and health promotion as a means of improving health while lowering costs. We conduct a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated with such programs, focusing on studies with particularly rigorous methods and examining effects on health care costs and absenteeism. We find that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absentee day costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. This average return on investment suggests that the wider adoption of such programs could prove beneficial for budgets and productivity as well as health outcomes.”

CDC Leanworks

“In 2008, the annual healthcare cost of obesity in the US was estimated to be as high as 147 billion dollars a year.1The annual medical burden of obesity increased to 9.1 percent in 2006 compared to 6.5 percent in 1998.1 Medical expenses for obese employees are estimated to be 42 percent higher than for a person with a healthy weight.1Workplace obesity prevention programs can be an effective way for employers to reduce obesity and lower their health care costs, lower absenteeism and increase employee productivity.

What is the cost of obesity to your organization?
“CDC’s LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition” is a FREE web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator to estimate how much obesity is costing your company and how much savings your company could reap with different workplace interventions.

Be the first to benefit! Get started with CDC’s LEAN Works! today by choosing one of the stages below.”

CDC Total Worker Health
“Total Worker Health is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being.”

Partnership for Prevention

“A nonprofit organization of business, nonprofit, and government leaders working to make evidence based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.”

A variety of useful PDF documents under the “Business & Health” heading

The American Society of Safety Engineers
“Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property, and the environment.”
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