POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:14pm
Longview, TX — A business consultant told area employers Wednesday to embrace health care and don’t call wellness corny.
“My mission is to talk to, mainly, employers and health systems about what’s the value of a healthy and high-performing person in your work place,” Edington Associates founder Dee Edington said shortly before laying out the case for workplace wellness elements such as regular health screenings, weight and exercise rooms in the office and wellness incentives many insurers now offer employers.
Workplace safety and quality of work already receive attention from employers, he said.
“I’m trying to bring health to the same level in the organization as safety and quality,” he said. “All three are a threat to the organization. And if you think about them, when it comes to the company, you’d better do something about it or it’s going to come up and bite you.”
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