4 Ways to Incorporate Heart-Healthy Initiatives into Your Workplace

With nearly 128 million adults in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular disease, which accounts for around 50% of working-age citizens, employers have a significant stake in the heart health of their workforce. Chronic heart conditions, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease, can lead to heart attacks, heart failures, and strokes, impacting not only individual employees but also the productivity and well-being of the entire organization.

Luckily, there are several ways to help your employees not only mitigate the risks of heart disease but also educate and prepare them in the event of a co-worker’s cardiac emergency.


Simple Ways to Incorporate Heart-Healthy Initiatives

  • Host Annual Health Screenings
    Regular health check-ups are a fundamental component of preventative care. Providing employees with opportunities for annual health screenings can help identify risk factors early on.

  • Offer Health and Wellness Education
    Knowledge is power. Offering educational resources on heart health, including seminars, workshops, and informational materials, empowers employees to make informed lifestyle choices.

  • Create Incentives for Utilizing Resources
    Encourage employee participation by providing incentives for those who actively engage in heart-healthy activities. Whether it’s gym memberships, wellness challenges, or other perks, rewards can motivate employees to prioritize their health.

  • Provide CPR Training & Awareness
    Do you and your employees know the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? Or when it’s appropriate to use CPR? Knowing when and how to perform CPR is critical for responding to a co-worker’s medical emergency. Given that CPR can increase a person’s likelihood of survival by two to three times, training should be a fundamental part of your organization’s health program. 
    • At Pearson, our experienced trainers have taught CPR certification for over 10+ years. We travel to your facility, using updated material through HSI and utilizing a trainer AED and practice dummies to provide the best teaching possible. 

By investing in the cardiovascular well-being of our employees, we not only enhance individual lives but also cultivate a healthier, more productive, and more resilient workforce. Learn about more ways to keep you and your employees safe at pearsonsafety.com.

Eric Hughes