Maintaining safe vehicles is important to your business. But maintaining a healthy and productive workforce is important too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were more than 5,000 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2007. The second highest rate of fatalities was in transportation and warehousing, second only to the construction industry.
Professional drivers are at higher risk than other industries for developing a number of health-related problems and conditions, including:
Poor nutritional habits
Drug and alcohol use
Back pain Stress
Lack of exercise
To ensure safety, drivers must meet all federal regulations for fitness and suitability to drive. Unfortunately, in many cases, the drivers fail to meet the health requirements of the job. That means lost wages for them and lost productivity for you.
Worksite wellness programs work
Worksite wellness programs provide you with a long-term answer for keeping employees well, productive, and continually on the job. When employees are healthier, the company benefits in many ways, such as:
Lower healthcare costs
Reduced lost time due to injury and illness
Greater employee satisfaction / retention
Every dollar invested in worksite wellness is returned to your company through less absenteeism, improved health habits and morale, lower medical costs and increased output from healthier employees.
East Jefferson General Hospital's Commercial Drivers' Wellness Program is designed specifically for drivers and their employers. Our focus is on the specific healthcare and performance needs of drivers.
We can help
EJGH@Work will establish a comprehensive program and provide you with the road map needed to improve the health and well being of your drivers. This individualized program will reduce healthcare costs by improving the health and wellness of your employees.
Each program will be designed specifically to meet your needs, but all of our programs include the following components:
Identification of health risks
For more information or to sign up for our Commercial Drivers' Wellness Program, or one of our other work-related wellness program offerings, please contact Lauren Fremin at (504) 503-7208.