The Benefits of Biometric Screenings in the Workplace

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Onsite biometric screenings can provide great benefits and insights for both employees and employers in the workplace. These screenings are quick and simple to conduct, and with a quick finger prick and a swab of saliva, a lot of key data about our genetic makeup and physical health can be collected. This health information can help determine if a person is at risk for any serious health issues, potential for chronic conditions, and also provides an opportunity for health improvements.

What's Measured?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a health screening is defined as the measurement of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Cholesterol
  • Blood Glucose

And serves as a benchmark to evaluate changes in employee health status over time.

Employer Benefits

Onsite health screenings show your employees that you care about their wellbeing and results in a healthier and more knowledgeable workforce. Biometric screenings are also a good baseline for developing a health and wellness strategy that works best for your company, as they will give a good assessment of the health of your organization.

With strong participation rates, employers tend to experience significant cost savings on their health plans because they are able to identify if they have at-risk employees and gear their wellness plans and initiatives towards prevention of possible chronic diseases.  In addition to saving money, employers save employees valuable time from their busy schedules by ensuring employees don’t need to leave the office, all while instilling a culture that shows the employer is committed towards employee health and happiness.

Employee Benefits

Employees can quickly and easily get an assessment of where their health stands with an onsite screening. Employees will know their health numbers and where they stand, so that they can make healthier decisions moving forward.

If three or more of an employee’s measurements exceed the normal range, they may be considered at risk for conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Catching these signs early on can prevent chronic health problems, and they can begin to follow a list of recommendations on how to lower their risk factors.

Planning a Biometric Screening

WeAreWellness will work with you to plan out your onsite health screenings. Contact Us to determine which vendor is right for you!