CLEVELAND — Power management company Eaton announced it has received the American Heart Association’s top award for building a culture of health in the workplace.
Eaton received the award in recognition of its aggressive health, fitness, stress management and tobacco-free initiatives in all facilities across the United States. Eaton’s Gold-Level award showcases the company’s global wellness initiatives that include healthy cafeteria, catering and vending machine choices, fitness activities, stress management programs, free preventative healthcare services and tobacco cessation initiatives.
“Global employee wellness Initiatives are a top priority for Eaton,” said Douglas Grossman-McKee, Eaton director of Health and Welfare. “We want employees to have choices for healthier food options and ensure they have resources available to help them with individual nutrition and wellness goals and personal choices. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for our employees.”
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. The Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science, and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
“The recognized workplace health achievement companies are leading the way to integrate health and well-being into the overall fabric of their workplaces,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association. “The American Heart Association is committed to helping companies create a culture of overall health and well-being anchored in heart health. We know that good health is good business and congratulate these companies on their successes.”
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