Worksite WellSpot Benchmarks

Worksite WellSpots

Worksites are where many Louisianans spend the majority of their time. If you manage a worksite, you have the ability to significantly improve the lives of your employees by making small changes that can make a big impact on their health. Healthy employees are also happier, more productive, and have fewer sick days. Our worksite benchmarks are centered on a campus-wide smoke-free policy.

To learn more about the benchmarks for worksite WellSpots and to get your worksite moving Well-Ahead, take the worksite assessment. 

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Worksite WellSpot Benchmarks

 All worksite WellSpots must be designated smoke-free locations. In addition to being smoke-free, worksites may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Smoke-free policy
  • Three additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Five additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification
Comprehensive smoke-free policy
Copy of policy

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Comprehensive tobacco-free policy Copy of policy

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Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans

Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials

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Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted

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Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion  Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. 

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Worksite Wellness Program - Beginning Implementation 
The first steps in beginning a worksite wellness program are gaining support from management, determining who will lead the program, and planning an initial assessment of your employees to determine current health habits and interests.

  • Letter from management indicating support for a worksite wellness program
  • Name of the designated staff person to lead the program
  • Brief description of worksite/employee assessments planned, in progress, or completed
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Worksite Wellness Program - Partial Implementation
Once you’ve assessed your employees, you will utilize the results to develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behaviors surrounding physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health.

Copy of wellness work plan or calendar of events specific to the organization, reflective of assessment results, and including activity descriptions related to physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health

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Worksite Wellness Program - Full Implementation
Now that you have a plan, you’ll continue to encourage and motivate your employees as you implement the plan. After one year, you’ll do an assessment to evaluate the impact of your program. Assessments should be continued on an annual basis.

Description of annual program evaluation was conducted or copy of annual evaluation results

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Promotion of the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces message in at least two ways Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces’ message is promoted to employees

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At least 50% of vending items in each snack and beverage machine or provided snack options meet approved healthy vending guidelines Inventory of vending machine or snack options from vendor (with nutritional information if available) OR picture of vending machine (if nutritional information is posted on the machine)

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Promotion of self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees

Written description of pictures of ways in which the self-assessment tools are promoted

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Adoption of at least one nutrition-based policy:
  • Healthy vending policy
  • Healthy meeting policy

Copy of at least one policy that makes healthy food options more accessible

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