Workplace Wellness Program

Implementing a workplace wellness program is good business. As an employer, giving employees the opportunity to learn about and choose healthy behaviors is one of the most important things you can do to lower costs.

BarnesCare Certified DOT Medical Examiners Keep Drivers Healthy and Safe

BarnesCare, the St. Louis leader in providing Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examinations for over 25 years, is pleased to have the following certified medical examiners listed on the National Registry.

On-Site Health Screenings Promote Wellness

Health screenings are a key component in a wellness program. Workplace screenings help employees learn and understand key health measurements and risks. They can be a great way to kick off a new wellness initiative. Screenings can also be provided as an annual offering to engage employees and remind them that their health is important to your organization. 

Create a Culture of Health in Your Workplace

From the time your employees' feet hit the floor in the morning, the demands of the day just keep piling on. In addition to their job responsibilities, some may feel overloaded by household duties, family obligations and financial strain. It’s no wonder that for many, a home-cooked, balanced meal or a stop at a local gym may not be high on their priority list at the end of the day.

BarnesCare Now Offers Hair Alcohol Testing

Alcohol is the most abused substance in the world, and excessive use poses serious health and safety issues. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers approximately $81 billion in lost productivity. To help our client companies control these costs, BarnesCare is now providing hair alcohol testing.

The Importance of Workplace Wellness
“The wealth of business depends on the health of workers.” 
-- Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization

The relationship between employee health and individual and organizational performance is more crucial than ever before. The facts are sobering. Tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity are creating challenging road blocks for businesses, individuals and medical providers.
Body Substance Exposure Hotline
Workers are exposed to many hazards in the workplace. One of the most disconcerting is exposure to infectious diseases. The risks for workers who come in contact with blood and body fluids include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The potential for exposure is increasing. Each year in the United States, an estimated 78,000 people become infected with Hepatitis B. There are approximately 25,000 new Hepatitis C infections, with 2.9 million people chronically infected and 40,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. annually.

Essential Function Testing Reduces Costs
In an effort to better manage injuries and workers’ compensation claims within the Barnes-Jewish Hospital transport department, a team was assembled to conduct a study. The study called for investigating the plausibility of implementing Essential Function Testing for transport employee-candidates. The team was made up of staff members from throughout the organization, including workers’ compensation administration, occupational health and ergonomics. 

BarnesCare Connection
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