Employee Health Screening
Evaluations such as employee health screening programs are intended to identify past, current, and potential medical problems. Some examples of health screening programs that you may want to have in your organization include: stress levels, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body fat level and nutrition analysis. Health screening programs are usually personalized because they have direct contact with a large number of the employees.
Employee Health Screening Tips
Here are some tips for having a employee health screening for your organization:
- Employee health screening should be done once a year to monitor changes.
- Employees need to be assured of confidentiality during testing, results, and counseling.
- Emphasize that employee health screening is voluntary, but remind employees of the value of health tests.
- Informative materials should be provided for all employees, regardless of their risk level.
- If an employee is found to be in a high-risk category, the employee may need to be encouraged to see their doctor for treatment.
Besides identifying employees that are in a high-risk category, employee health screening can motivate your employees to monitor their health. After a employee health screening some employees may feel motivated to set goals and change their behaviors due to test results.