ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC. (BSFB) is committed to helping employees and families improve their health and wellness at work, at home and in retirement. Through its efforts to continually improve its resources for employee health, BSFB recently received a Platinum Award from the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville for its exceptional commitment to employee well-being, integration of wellness into the workplace culture, and exemplary leadership in managing employee benefits.
The council’s annual conference, which was held in May 2019, recognized organizations in Kentucky that strive to create cultures of health through wellness policies and programs. Each employer was assessed according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Worksite Health ScoreCard, which helps organizations review their health promotion programs to find gaps and prioritize the prevention of chronic conditions.
To earn a Platinum Award, the highest distinction, employers must meet stringent requirements. Those include demonstrating management support, program variety, community engagement and reaching targeted improvement levels. The recognition is often given to previous award recipients honored earlier at the Bronze, Silver or Gold levels. Thanks to its inventive health efforts, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake received the top award as a first-time honoree.
Among its contributing efforts, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake was recognized for partnering with the Kentucky Cancer Program and the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center in an innovative workplace health initiative. The partnership received a grant to cover the cost of qualified employees’ lung health screenings and participation in the Kentucky Cancer Registry. In addition, the grant helped to provide educational posters, classes on screenings and radon prevention programs.
“We are proud to continue Bendix’s long-standing commitment to the well-being of our employees,” said Andria Keating, health and wellness coordinator at the Bowling Green facility. “The rate of lung cancer in Kentucky is one of the highest in the United States. Through our partnerships with distinguished cancer centers in the state, we hope to give our employees the resources and education they need for early detection and prevention.”
In earning a Platinum Award, the company also scored with distinction on the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard, based on the success of its well-rounded wellness efforts. Those efforts are driven by the Bendix Be Healthy program, aimed at making healthy living easier and more convenient for employees and their families. The program emphasizes prevention and early detection of health issues, plus supporting employees who seek care.
Bendix Be Healthy focuses on biometric screenings, preventative screenings, health fairs, tobacco cessation, weight management, lifestyle changes, emotional well-being and financial wellness.
The vibrant wellness program in place at the Bowling Green facility is part of an active, multi-faceted, employee-focused company culture that combines opportunities to learn, grow, and participate in health and wellness, community volunteerism and employee team-building activities.
About Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC.
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC. combines and expands the complementary wheel-end foundation brake technologies of two global leaders—Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC. The joint venture, formed in July 2004, is a single, complete source for OEM brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, and support for all foundation brake components and actuation systems. It also provides all-makes coverage of nearly 50,000 medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket parts. Contact Bendix at 866-610-9709 or visit foundationbrakes.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. brake-school.com