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Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 22-24, 2021 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Workshop D: Mitigating Workplace Injuries and Poor Health

Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

How Norway Savings Bank Gets Results.

What’s it all about? “Wellness” often gets a bad rap. Many employers are “dabbling” with biggest loser contests, electronic wellness platforms, offering gym memberships (which are typically used by the already motivated and healthy part of the population), and leading awareness campaigns that don’t encourage healthy behavior change. Norway Savings Bank has taken a different approach, and that is what you will witness in this workshop with Denise Dumont-Bernier (Executive Director, Occupational Medical Consulting) and Richelle Wallace (VP of HR, Norway Savings Bank). A major piece of this puzzle is their investment in personal health coaching at all of their branches and locations as the avenue to changing lifestyle behaviors and focusing on chronic condition management. You’ll hear about the impact on enhanced engagement in the workplace, improved employee participation rates, and bottom line results to workers’ compensation and health insurance costs.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Understand the benefits of a workplace health coach program and the basics of behavior change: motivation, ease, and triggers.
  • Understand why workplace wellness is an essential investment in human capital (engagement, recruitment, retention, health, safety, productivity) and the importance of engaging leadership in these endeavors.
  • Understand how to measure the value of workplace wellness initiatives, and in the process make wellness part of the organizational strategic plan.

Approved for 1.25 CCMC, SHRM, HRCI (HR) General, and Maine Attorney CLE Credits.