TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM
Todd Hohn, CSP, UL Institute of Integrated Health and Safety, Northbrook, IL
Edward Andrew Kapp, PhD, CSP, CHMM, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, IL
Ronald Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, US Preventive Medicine, Inc., Brentwood, TN
While separate programs in employee wellness, health benefits management and injury and illness prevention can improve employee health and build business value, the growing evidence indicates that an integrative approach can yield improved health outcomes for employees and greater financial returns for companies than multiple stand-alone programs. This session examines those organizational factors that have been demonstrated to facilitate or inhibit the integration of health, safety and wellness into singular unified programs. Synthesizing the results of a number of investigations that the UL Institute of Integrated Health and Safety has conducted on organizations at various locations along the continuum of integration, this session will explore the structural and cultural elements of organizations that underlie successful integrated health and safety program implementation, as well as identify the common pitfalls companies that fail to effectively integrate fall prey to.