Engaging Employees

Employers share tips on how to effectively communicate policies and programs to encourage participation in safety and health programs.

Knowing your audience is important and being able to communicate things in different ways.

—April McDaniel, Deputy Director for Administration, Lincoln Airport Authority

We have a health and wellness hero so someone can get nominated for things they are doing when co-workers are noticing something different about them, and put them up for nomination so they can be recognized.

—Travis Kasner, Automated Drives Specialist, Van Meter Industrial

Each person here is encouraged to always let us know if there is anything we can do to improve things.

—Brooke Masek, Marion Process Solutions

Related Resources

Web Links
The Role of Communication in Workplace Health and Well-being: Tips and practices for communicating health, safety and well-being programs to employees, managers and employers. Developed by the APA Center for Organizational Excellence.

Social Media: Lists benefits of using social media to communicate health and safety information to employees. Includes links to descriptions and recommendations for specific social media channels.

MailChimp: Free, easy to use templates for e-newsletters and e-announcements for email lists up to 2000. Analytics available for monitoring open rates, participant activity and engagement levels.

Total Worker Health Tips from Small Employers: Industry leaders from small businesses in Iowa and Nebraska share their perspectives and experiences with investing in a Total Worker Health™ approach.

Total Worker Health Topics In-Depth: Supplementary video series where experts and small business industry leaders share their expertise, tips and experiences on important topics related to Total Worker Health.

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