Officials with Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers stopped in Hardin County Friday to unveil a free program designed to improve the health of workers who are at greater risk for on-the-job injuries.
Sarah Morrison, administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, said Better You, Better Ohio will offer a variety of resources to help workers track their diet, quit smoking, get in shape and manage chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.
Employees approved through a registration process will receive a $75 gift card after undergoing a health risk assessment and biometric screening. Participants will then have access to digital coaching, educational materials, wellness tracking tools, a mobile app and other resources.
Morrison said Better You, Better Ohio! will target employees of businesses with 50 or fewer workers in construction, manufacturing, agriculture and other industries that experience higher injury rates on average than others.
The program will be available February 1.