Wellness Program for Government Employees Announced

first_imgPUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION/HEALTH PROMOTION–Wellness Program forGovernment Employees Announced The Nova Scotia government is launching a campaign aimed atmaking civil servants healthier. To celebrate Canada’s HealthyWorkplace Week, Oct. 25-29, the Public Service Commission, inpartnership with the Office of Health Promotion, has committed todeveloping wellness programs across government. Wellness is a broad and holistic concept that deals with anindividual’s physical and mental well-being. Although workplacescannot be responsible for an employee’s health, organizations canprovide employees with tools and resources to help them achieveoptimal health. “Research in both the private and public sectors shows thatworkplace wellness programs make good social and business sense,”said Human Resources Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.”Organizations that have implemented wellness initiatives haveachieved significant and far-reaching benefits by having healthyemployees working in healthy environments. We are committed tohelping departments develop their own wellness programs that aretailored to each work environment.” Wellness programs address the full range of health-related issuesfaced by employees, from repetitive strain injuries to stress,and juggling home and career. “Our employees will have a key role in developing programs thatmeet their needs,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. “Our employee surveyindicated that some groups of staff have a hard time balancingfamily and career obligations. A comprehensive workplace wellnessprogram will identify ways that employees can reduce workplacestress and restore balance to their lives.” Workplaces that promote health and wellness have experiencedimproved team environments and increased productivity, as well asdecreased absenteeism, disability claims, and drug and healthcosts. Healthier employees in healthy workplaces have also hadpositive effects on their families and communities. In 1996, a review of 10 major companies reported that the returnon investment for every dollar spent in wellness initiatives wasbetween $2 and $20. “Focusing on the workplace is a natural place to start inimproving the health of Nova Scotians,” said Health PromotionMinister Rodney MacDonald. “These programs will improve thehealth of our employees and their families and will ultimately beapplied to workplaces throughout the province. We will lead byexample in helping organizations promote health and wellness fortheir employees.” Departmental programs will be based on the unique needs of eachdepartment’s employees, as well as health issues that are commonacross government. Programs could include such things as: smokingcessation; weight control; flexible work options to betterbalance work and family; or information on nutrition. Some ofthese initiatives are already offered in departments and willserve as examples as government develops its organization-wideinitiative. A wellness co-ordinator will be hired in November to assistdepartments in developing their programs. Employees will be askedto provide information about their health concerns beginning inearly 2005. This information will be used to help developprograms that meet their health needs. Departments will begin tosee the development of programs shortly thereafter. For more information on Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week, go towww.nqi.ca/chww/index.htm .last_img read more

TOTAL DOMINATION Twelve EUROs Champs – 11 Norwegian medals

2002DenmarkDenmark25–22Norway 1994GermanyDenmark27–23Germany 2014 Story of European handball is story about amazing generations of Norwegian handball ladies! Tournament in Sweden was 12th organized by European Handball Federation since 1994, when in Germany Denmark won first ever EURO gold by beating Germany 27:23.How deep and huge are domination of Norwegian women’s handball national team – the best way to describe is to tell a fact that Norway won 11 medals and only missing is one from Romania in 2000, when they finished sixth!Seven gold medals, three silver and one bronze, with amazing fact that since 2004, Breivik and then Hergeirsson lost only gold medal in Belgrade 2012, when Montenegro won 34:31 after extra-time.All Women’s EHF EURO’s finals: ← Previous Story Seventh EURO gold for Norway! Next Story → Buzzer-beater by Svan Hansen for Berlin’s tears in Flensburg 2004HungaryNorway27–25Denmark 1998NetherlandsNorway24–16Denmark 2006SwedenNorway27–24Russia 2010 2008MacedoniaNorway34–21Spain 2000RomaniaHungary32–30 (ET)Ukraine Croatia / HungaryNorway28–25Spain 1996DenmarkDenmark25–23Norway 2012SerbiaMontenegro34–31 (2ET)Norway 2016SwedenNorway30–29Netherlands Norwegian handball girls Denmark / NorwayNorway25–20Sweden read more