Heather is a forty-three-year-old woman who is the director of the human resources department at a large electropolishing company. In order to trim down the costs linked to work related injuries, poor employee work performance, excessive sick days, employee alcoholism and alcohol abuse, and increasing absenteeism, Heather and the other company leaders launched a number of programs that made the work atmosphere considerably more healthy, safe, and more productive.
As an illustration, twelve years ago Heather and the other members of top management established an Employee’s Assistance Program so that all the employees had access to quality therapy for their personal problems that could adversely influence their work performance, personal well being, and their health.
Top Management Assembles a Forward-Looking Workout and Exercise Room Complete With Exercise Equipment, Exercise Charts, Weights, a Personal Trainer During Business Hours, Mirrors, and Scales
As another illustration, just about eight years ago Heather and the other members of upper management assembled a technologically advanced exercise and workout room complete with exercise charts, many different types of exercise equipment, mirrors, weights, scales, and a personal trainer during business hours.
In addition, just about five years ago Heather and the other company executives invested in a distillation system that filters all the drinking water that is obtainable all through the building. In a similar manner, two-and-a-half years ago, Heather and the other members of top management started a “walking club” that is chiefly intended for workers who want to work on their cardiovascular system.
Upper Management Puts Into Operation a Weight-Watchers Class and Signs Up a Weight-Loss Healthcare Professional to Oversee the Program
As another example, just about two-and-a-half years ago, Heather and the other members of top management established a “Weight-Watchers” class that at this moment in time meets every workday at 4:30 PM until 5:50 PM. In addition, top management signed up a weight-loss professional to manage the program.
In much the same way, a year-and-a-half ago Heather and the other company leaders initiated a “Stop Smoking Club” for employers who want to stop smoking.
In the last thirteen months, in conjunction with the Employee’s Assistance Program, Heather and the other members of top management initiated an “Anger Management” class for employees who want to control their anger issues.
The Company Leaders Launch a Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
In the last two-and-a-half months, Heather and the other members of upper management instituted a drug and alcohol testing program that is associated with their drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. Indeed, Heather is the primary individual in the company responsible for getting the message out to all the workers about the drug and alcohol testing program as well as the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.
One of the major components of the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program is a class entitled “Alcoholism and Depression” that meets every Friday after work. The essential idea with this class is informing employees that excessive drinking and depression frequently occur in the same person. It is hoped that comprehending this information can help an individual address both medical problems and get the alcohol counseling and mental health therapy he or she requires.
Top Management Establishes an Alcohol Statistics and Facts Class
Another fairly recent addition to the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program is a class entitled “Alcohol Statistics and Facts.” The rationale behind this alcohol statistics facts class is the reality that many individuals do not grasp the full impact of the results of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency without first learning about some of the alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency statistics and facts that are available. As a result, one of the goals of this class is to provide a mixture of alcohol abuse and alcoholism statistics and facts in order to help employees gain a better comprehension of the plethora of issues that are correlated with irresponsible and abusive drinking and how they can stop these difficulties from happening.
Most recently, Heather and the other VIPs, via comments from employees, started a class that centers directly on acute drinking entitled “What is Alcoholism”? This class meets every Monday morning an hour-and-a-half before work and focuses generally on the differences between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, on the stages of alcoholism, and on the different forms of treatment that are available for people who have alcohol drinking problems such as people who drink in an irresponsible manner.
Even though every single one of these health and preventative maintenance programs was anything but inexpensive, the company administrators reason that they are many thousands of dollars ahead by providing all of their workers with a healthy, more productive, and safe working situation.