Closing Out Wellness Month

As we close out Wellness Month, we wanted to provide our members a list of free resources to them improve the health & wellness of their employees!

Wellness Month Podcasts:

Wellness Resources:

  • Engaging Your Workforce in Wellness: Engaging Your Workforce in Wellness is a 24-page toolkit promoting the benefits of employee health & wellness programs and providing employers with evidence-based strategies. 
  • Healthy Workers are Safer Workers Campaign: This campaign was created to help employers reduce workplace injuries by promoting worker health & wellness!The campaign page contains links to free campaign tools and relevant workplace wellness resources to help your company promote & improve worker health!
  • Workplace Wellness Podcast Library: The Portage County Safety Council has teamed up with other organizations to create several workplace wellness related podcasts. These podcasts are great resources of information and are perfect for company newsletters, team meeting icebreakers or toolbox talks! All of these podcast episodes are available not only through our website but also through your favorite podcast app such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher
  • Health Talks: We teamed up with University Hospitals Portage Medical Center to create several podcast Health Talks to help employers promote worker health! These talks are straight to the point and are only 3-5 minutes – perfect to get health & wellness info on the go! Again, all of these podcast episodes are available not only through our website but also through your favorite podcast app such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher!

January is Workplace Wellness Month

PCSC Members:

We’re teaming up with SCSC to promote workplace wellness throughout the month of January!

At our monthly meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020, we’ll be officially launching our new Healthy Workers are Safer Workers Campaign which provides employers with free campaign tools and workplace wellness resources aimed at helping them improve worker health!

We’ll be giving away 100 free campaign posters to those in attendance! Click here to download a free electronic copy today!

In addition to the campaign launch, we’ll be publishing a new workplace wellness podcast every Monday throughout to month! Once released, these episodes will be available through all of our podcast channels on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher!

To learn more, click here to listen to the January is Workplace Wellness Month podcast announcement today!


Why Workplace Wellness: December 2018 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Provided by the Ohio BWC safety consultants.

Question: Why should I bother with a Wellness Program at my Company?

Answer: There is a lot of talk recently about wellness programs in the safety world.  Especially in Ohio,since the BWC has rolled out the Better You, Better Ohio free wellness program for Ohio Employees that work in high risk industries. 

 So, a big question is: Why should a company want a wellness program?  Employees are your most important asset – so you want them healthy! Let’s review just a few other reasons you want healthier employees: 

  1. Fewer injuries and if injured they recover quicker
  2. Less absenteeism and more presenteeism – Boost Productivity!
  3. Boost morale, reduce stress, create a sense of accomplishment, reduce depression and build community at work
  4. Lower healthcare costs and good return on investment.  Studies show for every $1 spent on health intervention employees recoup $1.40 to $4.60 in avoided medical cost and productivity losses.

 These are just a few reasons and they sound pretty good!  If you are eligible, consider promoting the BWC Better You, Better Ohio free wellness program. If you are a larger company, it still makes sense.  You can also talk with your insurance carrier, they may have programs to assist you as well. 


‘Better You, Better Ohio!” Workplace Health Program

The following is a communication from the Ohio BWC posted here for your convenience. Click here for the full PDF.
A workplace health and wellness program offered by BWC
The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio
is its workforce. At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio’s workforce
That’s why we’re offering Better You, Better Ohio!™ – a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small
employers (50 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries*. Better You, Better Ohio!
helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless
How it helps employers
Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy
employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to
recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have
lower workers’ compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio! can:
  • Help prevent injuries through improved workforce health and safety;
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism;
  • Reduce the severity of an injury;
  • Improve the recovery time from an injury;
  • Reduce time away from work due to an injury.
How it helps Ohio’s workforce
Better You, Better Ohio! gives workers a wealth of resources to help them take
ownership of their health and well-being. They can proactively pursue a healthier
lifestyle through free offerings that include:
•Health and wellness awareness, education and training;
•Health assessments and biometric screenings for better
understanding of their health and well-being;
•A member engagement website that allows them to develop health
plans and track their progress to achieve their goals;
•A state-of-the art mobile app for creating weekly action plans and
getting health tips;
•Digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health.
Better health pays off
Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their
workers’ compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce.
Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their
health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric
Even more important, with your help, we’ll improve the
health and well-being of our state’s workforce. Learn more!