VEKA Among Western PA's Healthiest Employers

June 17, 2016 by VEKA Inc

VEKA Inc. employee Linda Bell on one of the company's onsite kiosks that employees use weekly to report their weight, blood pressure and steps.

VEKA Inc. has been named a “Healthiest Employer” by the Pittsburgh Business Times on the publication’s annual list. The program recognizes companies that have made a commitment to make wellness a priority for employees. Award recipients were judged by their responses to an online survey conducted by the Business Times.

Key components of VEKA’s wellness program include onsite kiosks for weekly reporting of body mass index, blood pressure and steps; regular coaching calls: onsite biometric screenings; quarterly contests; and biannual health risk assessments.

Strong incentives are key to the success of the program, namely free healthcare for wellness participation.

In 2015, 75% of participants lost or maintained their weight, with an average weight loss of 8.34 pounds.

In the past year VEKA has added quarterly contests in an effort to focus attention on particular areas of concern, and healthier food options have been added to the vending machines.

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