Healthier Federal Workers 2012 seeks to protect and promote the health, safety, and well-being of the federal workforce.
Cornell McClellan, fitness consultant and personal trainer to President Obama, was the first keynote speaker at the two-day event. Some 300 attendees from the private and public sectors were expected to attend the symposium on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Sponsors included the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Personnel Management, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Occupational Health, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Army, and the Eagleson Institute.
One session, Moving Beyond ROI:Using Effective Methods to Show Your Program's Health Value, demonstrated how work site health, safety, and productivity management programs can reduce employees' health risks and produce a positive return on investment. Results of research studies at Fortune 100 companies, as well as best practices, will be highlighted.
The health needs of older workers were addressed in a session focusing on special populations. The speakers also provided an overview on the needs of low-income workers, minority workers, employees with disabilities, and veterans and reservists.
Other sessions focused on the Department of Defense's five-star food and nutrition strategies, how the VA is crushing sedentary work habits, Social Security's efforts to keep workers mentally sharp, and the Smithsonian's museum-quality health and well-being programs.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
October 1, 2012
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