Turner Construction Company Selects Wellness Workdays to Reimagine Safety and Well-being for Construction Workers on its Jobsites

Wellness Workdays

We are excited to launch Turner’s innovative and engaging program, which highlights the future of well-being for construction and trades. This initiative will re-envision how employees access the wellness trailer and enhance the services available at each jobsite.

Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of award-winning corporate wellness programs, announces it has been selected by Turner Construction Company to reimagine safety and well-being initiatives for the workers and employees on a large multi-year project in Boston, Massachusetts. Headquartered in New York City, Turner is a North American-based, international construction services company with a staff of 10,000 that completes 1,500 construction projects each year.

Wellness Workdays “Wellness Trailer 2.0” program will focus on helping Turner’s employees and Trade Partner workers adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on both physical and behavioral well-being. A key component of the initiative is centered on redefining the role of the wellness trailer to ensure prevention and screenings are top priorities.

Construction work can be demanding, and long work hours can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety for those in the field. Left untreated, the stress and anxiety can result in chronic health conditions, premature illness and even death. Furthermore, substance use by employees in the industry is four to six times the national average.

“We know the conversation around safety needs to include the topic of substance use/misuse as well as mental health, resilience and physical well-being,” said Bruce Ventura, Vice President at Turner Construction Company in Boston. “We chose Wellness Workdays to support our efforts to promote employee health and wellness, rather than only taking measures to treat illnesses and injuries.”

Wellness Workdays will assist and support Turner Construction Company in creating a systematic approach to enhancing the lives of all workers at their jobsite. This will entail a prescribed population health management approach, including a health coaching program supported by software data management and analytics, which will bring a systematic approach to coaching and track outcomes. The onsite wellness trailers will include a trained coach/EMT who will fulfill the roles of EMT, health coach, care manager and health advocate, and act as an extension of the safety team. To create and implement a successful and engaging program, Wellness Workdays will develop an operational wellness plan that includes multi-level leadership involvement, culture alignment, relevant content and programming, communications, integration of union and partner resources, and a focus on outcomes.

“We are excited to launch Turner’s innovative and engaging program, which highlights the future of well-being for construction and trades. This initiative will re-envision how employees access the wellness trailer and enhance the services available at each jobsite,” said Debra Wein, CEO of Wellness Workdays. “While triage remains a focus of the trailer, the promotion of health, safety, wellness and thriving, at work and at home, will also be the primary focus.”

About Wellness Workdays

Wellness Workdays is a Massachusetts company with offices in New York, Florida and Texas that designs and delivers corporate wellness programs to promote employee health, productivity and a culture of well-being. Our subsidiary, OMC Wellness, based in Portland, Maine, provides population health management solutions utilizing onsite health coaching and proprietary technology to sustain measurable outcomes. A Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, we have earned industry recognition and best practices awards for our clients, which include New Balance, Columbia Construction, EMD Millipore, Putnam Investments, Cape Cod Healthcare, Brown University, the Maine Department of Transportation, Rockland Trust, Titan America, Norway Savings Bank and Harvard Business School. For more information about Wellness Workdays, visit http://www.wellnessworkdays.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Turner Construction Company

Turner is an international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of US $15 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, an engineering-led global infrastructure group. For more information, please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

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