In a tight labor market, employers need to try harder to keep workers happy and healthy. And 90% of worksites reported offering at least one health promotion activity, up 9% from 1992, according to the 1999 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey. The survey is a joint effort of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, HHS and William M. Mercer.
Overall, 35% of worksites offered some type of awareness program, with HIV/AIDS and nutrition/cholesterol most common. The agriculture and construction industries had the greatest prevalence of drug, alcohol and seat belt policies. But health programs don't mean anything if employees don't attend: Half of respondents listed lack of interest as the top challenge they face in implementing the programs.
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