Friday, May 2, 2014

Wellness Program

On Friday, March 28th 2014, employees from Hubbell Galvanizing participated in an onsite health evaluation event to kick off the companies’ Wellness Program. The partnership with Excellus Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Interactive Health is aimed at ensuring a healthy workforce throughout the company.

The evaluations began at 7:30am with Christopher, the phlebotomist from Interactive Health administering health questionnaires, blood pressure screenings and a comprehensive blood test that evaluated the employees on the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and much more. After fasting for twelve hours prior to the blood draw, the employees enjoyed a company sponsored breakfast. The employees received a very detailed, confidential report on their current state of health, and all employees that participated were entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards.

In addition to the health evaluations, Sara Haag from the Center for Family Life and Recovery met with the employees to discuss the benefits that are offered to them and their families free of charge through the company Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a short-term referral assessment and counseling service where employees can talk with trained professionals regarding personal and work related issues. The service is voluntary and confidential.

As a company we want to provide the utmost quality products and service to our customers. We recognize that providing superior products and service places us above our competitors and makes our organization special. However, we cannot provide the best to our customers without healthy, satisfied employees.

To ensure a healthy workforce within our organization, as a company, we are committed to providing resources to promote the physical, mental and emotional wellness of our entire staff and their families on a continual basis. These resources include time, program initiatives, education, financial support and commitment of the managing staff in promoting wellness in our workplace. We seek to improve individual well-being now, and to make health and wellness a permanent staple in our employees’ and their families’ lives. In turn, we envision an environment with more productive employees, lower health insurance premiums, decreased absenteeism and a greater overall sense of employee satisfaction.

Kerie (Hubbell) Albano is head of the Human Resources Department at Hubbell Galvanizing & Fortress Fusion Coatings Inc. She saw a need and implemented this Wellness Program for us at Hubbell Galvanizing, and we believe it was an overall success.

Christopher the Phlebotomist from Interactive Health and Hubbell Galvanizing’s employee Chris Tanner getting his blood pressure taken.

Hubbell Galvanizing’s employees Chris Tanner and Doug Drake and Hermosa Corporation employee Dave Bintz eating breakfast after the health evaluation.