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It could be that a liquid would be preferable. Uses for medical indications contrary to the FDA registration are unauthorized and render the warranty null and void. We support individuals and their families, who have mental health problems or are experiencing mental distress. Consider financing the cost of services to the point where the contribution is reasonable for all employees. Learn about lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes Want more information on diabetes? An occupational health registered nurse is recommended; however, occupational health physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, health promotion specialists and trained technicians may all be appropriate, depending on the size, scope, and complexity of the services an agency is considering providing. Agencies can support healthy lifestyles and increased physical activity by creating environments that support safe and convenient commuting to work by bicycling or walking.

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A blood pressure check A capillary finger prick which tests for blood glucose, total and HDL cholesterol check non-fasting Waist circumference Lifestyle questionnaire Tip sheets and advice All assessments are conducted at the workplace and are completely voluntary and all data is confidential. Pre-Employment Screening Our pre-employment screening is very focussed on determining a potential employees capability to undertake the physical demands of the position.

A Nabenet Health pre-employment screen includes; Previous injury analysis and risk assessment Biomedical assessment blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, BMI Grip strength assessment Flexibility assessment Strength and manual handling assessment Functional tests — shoulder, wrist, knees, back We are able to conduct audiometry assessments, vision testing, spirometry, vaccinations and drug and alcohol testing.

Ergonomic Workstation Assessment Ergonomic workstation assessments promote a safe working environment and deliver the knowledge and techniques to increase productivity and decrease lost time due to injuries. Flu Vaccines and Immunisations Nabenet Health can provide your organisation with flu vaccinations for the flu season. The benefits of flu vaccination include: A Nabenet Health qualified nurse conducts the immunisations at your workplace.

Drug and Alcohol Screening The Nabenet Health team provide on-site drug and alcohol screening to address the needs and policies of your organisation to deliver the screening you require. To find out more about our full range of drug and alcohol services call 03 Workplace Education and Intervention Sessions Education Systems Physical Activity Presented by an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist, this session offers detailed explanations on the types of exercise that are most beneficial and why physical activity is vital, with a focus on managing time to exercise within a busy schedule.

Fatigue Management Fatigue Management explores the concept of fatigue and the problems it can cause in a workplace setting. Healthy Eating — Cooking Demonstration This session includes a demonstration on quick, easy and nutritious lunch meals for the workplace. Nutrition Healthy Eating Habits offers information on Australian Dietary Guidelines, with practical information about how the guidelines can be applied in daily life.

Stress Management Stress Management is an examination of stress, how it affects individual performance and what common stressors are. Sun Care The Sun Care session explains what skin cancer is, what skin cancer looks like and how to self examine your skin. Smoking Cessation This session is tailored to smokers who are contemplating quitting, and involves discussion about tools for quitting, putting plans into action and managing cravings.

Mental Wellbeing Delivered over two sessions and presented by a qualified Psychologist, these sessions are designed to help workers achieve positive mental wellbeing in the workplace. The first session aims to build a capacity for mental wellbeing on topics such as: The following workforce characteristics "Who", "What", and "Where" of Federal Civilian Employment are available for analysis:.

It can provide practical assistance to managers and staff of worksite health promotion programs in planning, design, implementation, and use of comprehensive evaluations. This guide is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services HHS as a framework for implementation and tracking progress towards achieving Healthy People objectives.

The framework recognizes that while no two health interventions are exactly alike, most interventions can follow a similar path to success: The chapter describes three methods of qualitative evaluation: The chapter also provides sources of and methods for incorporating institutional data into an evaluation and descriptions of several instruments available to measure presenteeism in the workplace.

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Health Services Authorized by Title 5, U. Code, Section Agencies are currently offering a wide variety of health services. Physical Examinations Your agency's qualified medical staff may administer properly authorized pre-placement and periodic physical examinations to assess an employee's health status. Environmental Health Hazards Appraisals Your agency may appraise and report work environment health hazards to department management as an aid in preventing and controlling health risks.

Health Education Your agency may provide health education to encourage employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to understand their risk for disease, and to become aware of appropriate preventive practices. Back to top Health Promotion and Prevention Fitness Executive Order encourages the expansion of opportunities within the Federal Government for individuals to improve their physical fitness. Tobacco Cessation Executive Order establishes a smoke-free environment for Federal employees and members of the public visiting or using Federal facilities.

Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Executive Order requires agencies to establish a drug-free Federal workplace program. Lactation Support Section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers including Federal agencies to provide employees who are breastfeeding with a reasonable break time and location. Back to top Physical Space Buildings The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service establishes design standards and criteria for new buildings, major and minor alterations, and work in historic structures for GSA owned or leased buildings.

Concessions and Vending Operations The GSA Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations translate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into clear and definitive standards that food service operators can follow to make their operations healthier and more sustainable. Elements Federal agencies must address in their planning efforts for establishing fitness programs Rates and Fees: Back to top Incentives The following are laws and rulings that give guidance on incentives.

Back to top Use of Time for Health Promotion Activities The Federal personnel system gives employees considerable flexibility in scheduling their hours of work and taking time off for routine medical examinations and preventive screenings.

The following are some examples of the work and leave flexibilities available to employees: Agency officials should encourage employees to use flexible work schedules non-duty time to participate in health promotion activities. Leave and other Paid Time Off: Employees may request annual leave, leave without pay, or sick leave as appropriate to participate in health promotion programs not sponsored or administered by Federal agencies.

In limited circumstances, agency officials may provide short periods of excused absence for health promotion programs and activities officially sponsored and administered by the agency. Five elements provide the framework for a comprehensive worksite health promotion program: Health education seminars, webinars, educational materials ; Social and environmental supports cafeterias, walking paths, lactation rooms ; Integration leadership involvement, employee involvement ; Linkages with related programs safety programs, ergonomics, Federal Employee Health Benefits FEHB ; and Screenings health risk assessments HRA , blood pressure checks.

Guidance, methods, and goals for a holistic approach covered on this page include: Fully funded by an agency—delivered directly by agency staff, facilities, and services or delivered using agency facilities with contracted staff and services Funded by a combination of employee contributions or fees and agency funding Fully funded by employee contributions or fees When considering possible funding sources and fee structures, consider: Total cost presently and in the future of staffing, equipment, facilities, and implementing and administering programs.

Agency mission and employee duties. Financial limitations of employees at lower income levels. The size of the employee contribution should not limit or prohibit participation of employees at lower income levels. Consider financing the cost of services to the point where the contribution is reasonable for all employees. Interagency Agreements Economy Act, 31 U. Consortia When no single agency can serve as a worksite wellness service provider for similarly situated agencies, the combined employee population may pool resources and establish a worksite health promotion consortium.

Employee Welfare and Recreation Organizations An employee welfare and recreation organization employee organization is comprised of interested employees who deliver organized activities and programs for their colleagues in a structured format formally recognized by agency management. Back to Top Staffing Agencies have a variety of staffing options.

Agency Personnel Agencies may hire employees or use existing agency personnel to develop, manage, and deliver programs. Contractors Contracted personnel can manage a comprehensive program or provide specific services, such as exercise classes or an annual health fair.

Following appropriate procurement procedures, agency contracting officers may identify qualified vendors through: GSA Schedule Approved Contractors List Commercial health clubs Community centers Local hospitals Non-profit organizations Private consultants Universities Volunteers There are only very limited circumstances under which agencies may accept volunteer gratuitous services.

Health education and engagement opportunities include: Brochures videos, posters, pamphlets, newsletters, or other written or online information that address: Physical activity Nutrition Weight management Tobacco-free living Risks of overweight or obesity Risks of high cholesterol Stress management A series of educational seminars, workshops, classes, or webinars on: Preventing and controlling high cholesterol Physical activity Nutrition Weight management Breastfeeding Tobacco cessation Stress management Free or subsidized one-on-one or group lifestyle counseling for employees Posters or flyers in the common areas of your worksite such as bulletin boards, kiosks, break rooms that identify the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and strokes and also convey that heart attacks and strokes are to be treated as emergencies Any other information on the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes through emails, newsletters, management communications, websites, seminars or classes.

HealthFinder Tool Consider using healthfinder. Back to Top Social and Environmental Support Social and environmental supports establish an environment that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle. On-site Health Units An on-site health unit or occupational health center OHC is a convenient place to provide and coordinate comprehensive health and wellness services to Federal employees.

Additional approaches to building a supportive nutritional environment should be explored by the employer when designing a comprehensive health and wellness program including: Healthy Meetings, Conferences, and Events Worksite health promotion leaders should encourage employees to make every effort to offer healthier options at meetings and work-related social gatherings. Supports for Physical Activity Physical activity programs should be an integral part of an agency's worksite health promotion program.

Off-Site Commercial Fitness Facilities Providing health and fitness activities via a private facility may be part of an agency's bona fide preventive program authorized under 5 U. Agencies, in exercising this authority to purchase access to private health and fitness facilities, should use the following criteria in making the determination: Providing access to a private fitness facility meets agency health services program objectives and can be carefully monitored as part of a bona fide preventive health program.

Providing access to private facilities is more cost-effective than providing an on-site fitness facility. Coordinating with other Federal agencies in the area to provide a multi-agency operated fitness facility is not possible.

Other possible resources such as other Federal fitness facilities or typically lower-cost facilities such as community centers or universities were identified, considered, and determined to be unavailable or inappropriate.

Purchase the memberships in the name of the agency, not in the name of the individual employee. Follow Government procurement guidelines when contracting with private fitness facilities to provide access for employees. Choose basic membership packages if there are such options and avoid deluxe package options e. Monitor the facility and the employees' use of memberships. Be aware that health club memberships provided to employees may be a taxable fringe benefit.

Benefits of stairwell use include: Potential improvement in employee health and wellness by engaging in more physical activity throughout the work day.

Reduction in utility costs from elevator usage. Reduced wait times at elevators by minimizing single-stop riding. When promoting stairwell use, consider implementing these options: Transform walls with paint, using bright colors. Rotate the artwork regularly.

Test effectiveness with focus groups. Carpet the stairs and use rubber treading. Create themed stairwells, adding slogans and pictures. Place motivational signs inside and outside the stairwell and near the elevators to encourage participation. Install a sound system and set up a rotating schedule of musical selections.

Use creative lighting and add an electronic message board. When building energy use is high, send building alerts to encourage employees to take the stairs instead of the elevators.

Set up a system to track how many employees are using the stairs and examine barriers to stair usage through questionnaires and conversation with tenants.

Therefore, it is recommended that stairwell projects of any kind be reviewed by GSA regional and central office fire protection engineers. Active Transportation Agencies can support healthy lifestyles and increased physical activity by creating environments that support safe and convenient commuting to work by bicycling or walking. Such environments can be created by improving the transportation network around the worksite, ensuring appropriate facilities are located within the worksite, and providing programs that support and promote active commuting: Transportation networks A key ingredient for active commuting is ensuring that the transportation facilities near worksites are safe and convenient for walkers, bicyclists, and transit users.

Sidewalks should be present and well maintained to support pedestrians of all ages and abilities; and appropriate bicycle facilities, such as bicycle lanes, should be provided. If transit facilities are nearby, it may be possible for people to consider walking and bicycling for only part of their commute. A number of communities have or are in the process of establishing bike share programs.

Bike share programs are structured to allow users to pick up a bicycle at a self-serve bike station and return the bike to another station. These systems can help commuters incorporate bicycling into part of their trip to work. It may be possible to work with the bike share provider to locate stations near a worksite. Worksite facilities The same types of facilities that support physical activity in general, such as fitness centers, also support active commuting.

For example, people who jog or bike to work will want access to showers to wash and change. Convenient, plentiful, and secure parking for bicycles is important for bicycle commuters as well. Providing overnight lockers for people to use for storing clothes and equipment e. Some agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, have received national recognition for providing exemplary facilities for bike commuters.

Support and promotion The National Bike to Work Day is a popular annual initiative that encourages people to consider active commuting.

A bike subsidy for workers who commute primarily by bike is another way to support active commuting. Employers can reimburse bicycle commuters up to twenty dollars each month for expenses related to bike commuting.

Establishing a bike commuter group at the agency can help, too. Such groups can provide training for people who are interested in bike commuting, can provide information about safe routes to work, and help foster a bicycle-friendly community. Tobacco-Free Living Support Tobacco use can lead to nicotine dependence and serious health problems.

Specific social and physical supports to consider include: Actively enforcing a written policy banning tobacco use; Displaying signs with information about your tobacco use policy; Referring tobacco users to tobacco cessation telephone quit lines; and Informing employees about health insurance coverage or programs that include tobacco cessation medication and counseling Alternative Meeting Strategies Consider alternative meeting strategies to incorporate health promotion activities and concepts throughout the workday.

Screening ideas to consider include: Biometric testing includes measurements for: On-site Health Clinics Onsite health clinics can provide convenient access to high quality preventive healthcare. The best health fairs have a variety of activities, such as, but not limited to: Is there a comprehensive health and wellness policy? Is there a champion s who is a strong advocate for the worksite health and wellness program?

Is there a paid worksite health and wellness coordinator whose job either part-time or full-time is to implement a worksite health and wellness program? Is there an active worksite health and wellness committee?

Is senior leadership briefed on worksite health and wellness programs and services? Are annual organizational objectives for health promotion set? Does your program engage in other health initiatives throughout the community and support employee participation and volunteer efforts? Is a budget or dedicated funding assigned for the worksite health and wellness program?

Are managers trained on the value of worksite health and wellness programs? Are some worksite health and wellness programs and education materials tailored to the language, literacy levels, culture, or readiness to change of various segments of the workforce? Is there a policy that allows employees to use flexible scheduling or excused absence to participate in worksite health and wellness activities? Is an employee needs and interests assessment for planning health promotion activities conducted?

Are all levels of management involved in the implementation of worksite health and wellness? Is there an official communications process or strategy to promote and market worksite health and wellness programs to employees? Are any worksite health and wellness programs available to family members?

Are competitions used when combined with additional interventions to support employees making behavior changes? Is data systematically gathered to evaluate worksite health and wellness programs? Wellness Council and Committees A wellness council or committee brings representatives from various offices to integrate services, coordinate, and promote programs.

Committee Member Responsibilities Committees should elect a wellness chair or co-chairs to conduct meetings and lead activities. Leave and Workplace Flexibilities The Federal personnel system provides employees considerable flexibility in scheduling their hours of work and taking time off for routine medical examinations and preventive screenings. Flexible or compressed work schedules, collectively referred to as "alternative work schedules," allow for a variety of working arrangements tailored to individual employee needs.

An employee may use annual leave for any purpose, including activities that promote wellness. An employee has a right to take annual leave, subject to the right of the supervisor to schedule the time at which annual leave may be taken. Sick leave is a paid absence from duty.

An employee is entitled to use sick leave for many purposes, including activities to promote wellness, such as routine medical, dental, or optical examination or treatment. Serious health condition or medical emergency. When an employee needs additional medical attention, e. Sick Leave for a Serious Health Condition. An employee can use unlimited amounts of sick leave for his or her own serious health condition. Under the FMLA, an employee is entitled to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any month period for certain family and medical needs, including an employee's serious health condition.

FMLA may be used intermittently and is in addition to other paid time off available to an employee. Employees may substitute sick leave, annual leave, or donated annual leave under the leave sharing programs for unpaid leave under the FMLA. Employees who experience a medical emergency and who exhaust their available paid leave may receive donated annual leave from other Federal employees through the voluntary leave transfer and leave bank programs.

Employees may not use donated annual leave to participate in employee health programs. Excused Absence Agencies may consider granting brief periods of excused absence to employees to participate in agency-sponsored preventive health activities, such as health fairs, medical screenings, and smoking cessation and stress reduction classes.

Excused absence should be limited to those situations in which the employee's absence, in the department's or agency's determination, is not specifically prohibited by law and satisfies one or more of the following criteria: The absence is directly related to the agency's mission; The absence is officially sponsored or sanctioned by the head of the agency; The absence will clearly enhance the professional development or skills of the employee in his or her current position; The absence is brief and is determined to be in the interest of the agency.

Telework Telework is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite e.

The health benefits of telework include: Reduced emissions from commuting that affect air pollution and climate control Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from business travel, particularly by airplane Enhanced containment of infection during a pandemic outbreak Sharing ways employees can use the time saved by reduced commutes for health promotion activities such as physical activity, stress management, and community and family engagement can send a powerful message. Back to Top Linkages to Related Programs Over the years, worksite health promotion has evolved from and integrated with other worksite programs.

Providing flexible work scheduling policies Partnering with: Eligible expenses are childcare for children under age 13, or day care for anyone who an enrollee can claim as a dependent on a Federal tax return who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care so that the enrollee and spouse, if married can work, look for work, or attend school full-time.

The basic services of the EAP include: Confidential, free, short-term counseling to identify and assess problem s and to help employees in problem-solving. With the exception of illness or injury directly resulting from employment, medical care and treatment are personal to the employee and, therefore, payment may not be made from appropriated funds unless provided for in a contract of employment or by statute or by regulation.

Follow-up services to help an employee readjust to his or her job during and after treatment, e. Orientation and educational programs to promote the services of the EAP. Briefings to educate management and union officials on the role of the EAP. In addition, the EAP can be extremely important in: Preventing and intervening in workplace violence incidents Delivering critical incident stress debriefings Providing assistance to management and employees during agency restructuring More information about EAPs is available here: Leave and Workplace Flexibilities For information regarding leave, flexible work schedules, excused absence, and telework, review the information available in the integration section here: Get a flu shot every year.

The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. Tdap protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough pertussis. If you are age 60 or older, you may need a shot to prevent shingles. Shingles causes a rash and can lead to pain that lasts for months or years. If you are age 65 or older, get a pneumonia shot. This shot is sometimes called PPSV.

Most people only need to get the shot once. Stay Safe at Work Work can put a lot of wear and tear on your body. Make simple changes to prevent injuries and stay healthy: Arrange your equipment to fit your body. Take short breaks and stretch your muscles. Eat healthy and stay active.

Kids need even more sleep than adults. Teens need at least 9 hours of sleep each night. School-aged and preschool children need 10 to 12 hours of sleep. Newborns sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day. Protect Your Skin from the Sun The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun. Stay in the shade as much as possible between 10 a.

Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Cover up with long sleeves, a hat, and sunglasses. Why do I need to protect my skin from the sun? Staying out of the sun and using sunscreen can also help prevent: Wrinkles Blotches or spots on your skin Other damage caused by the sun Quit Smoking Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Here are some things you can try to help you quit: Make a quit plan.

For example, go for a walk instead of having a cigarette. Eat healthy snacks instead of smoking. Get medicine from your doctor or pharmacy. Get support from family, friends, and coworkers. Back to Top Important Screenings Screenings are medical tests that check for diseases. You may need to be screened for: Some types of cancer High blood pressure and cholesterol Diabetes Osteoporosis weak bones Sexually transmitted diseases STDs Hearing and vision loss Use the myhealthfinder tool to find out which screening tests you may need.

Back to Top Heart Health You can take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Get active and eat healthy. Take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes. What do I ask the doctor? Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Does my weight put me at risk for diabetes? Are there any warning signs of diabetes I should look out for? How can I find out if I have diabetes? What should I eat to prevent or delay diabetes?

How much physical activity should I do to prevent or delay diabetes? What are healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off? What are my blood pressure numbers and cholesterol levels? What should they be? Do my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers put me at risk for diabetes? Can you give me information about preventing diabetes to take home? Learn about lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes Want more information on diabetes?

Stay active to live longer and better. Staying active can help you: Reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer Avoid falls and other injuries Live on your own longer Prevent depression Plus, staying active may help keep your mind sharp. Use the right child safety seat in the car. Use smoke alarms and make a fire escape plan for your home.

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