Workplace Wellness

During the past decade, four construction workers facing the camerainterest in health promotion at the worksite has spread rapidly. In Minnesota, about 55 percent of employers with 100 or more employees now offer some form of health promotion program.



2014 is the Year of Workplace Wellness in Minnesota

Find out what this means for businesses throughout the state.


Worksite wellness:

  • Reduces overall health care costs and health claims
  • Increases productivity
  • Reduces absenteeism
  • Improves employee morale and recruitment/retention
  • Improves customer experiences
  • Improves the overall health of the community
  • Allows the community to be competitive for recruiting both employers and workforce

Yet, many employers and employees don't know about all the free benefits--such as quit lines and tobacco cessation medication--available to them. We can help.

About workplace wellness


Story: containing health care costs AND increasing moraleTEAM employees playing basketball

Just ask the folks at TEAM Industries in Bagley & Park Rapids, a machining, manufacturing and assembly business five facilities in Minnesota, about what a workplacewellness program can do.

They formed a partnership with the Statewide Health Improvement Program in the area in 2010, and are already showing results. They started with a vision and priorities, conducted a survey, created a brand, “Wellness In‐Motion,” and went about working with interested employees to increase their physical activity, eat healthier, and quit smoking. 

The result? Besides the lost weight, more people quitting smoking, and the boost in morale everyone involved enjoys, for 2013, they are enjoying no increase in health premiums.

They said about SHIP, “For TEAM Industries, this has been an excellent experience! We would not be where we are today with our Wellness Initiative if not for the opportunity to participate in the SHIP project.”

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Updated Wednesday, 21-May-2014 09:28:23 CDT