American Heart Association recognizes Tocci Building Corporation for workplace health achievement
Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health
WOBURN MA (August, 2018) – The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Tocci Building Corporation achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
Tocci’s commitment to health and wellness is exemplified through a variety of company initiatives, such as an on-site fitness center, mobile dentistry and vision testing, group yoga sessions, jobsite safety lunch and learns, and fun companywide wellness challenges. Tocci also offers a BerkBox in its employee café, which provides healthy snack and lunch options. Employees tend to a company garden through the summer months, and also partake in a local CSA share. Homemade and healthy snacks are made for employees weekly. The team also organizes an annual Fitbit challenge and collectively took 36,000,000 steps in 2016.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.
More than 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.
Tocci’s Wellness Committee is committed to implementing wellness in all aspects of the company and creating new initiatives when opportunities arise. The committee meets on a monthly basis and strongly considers the feedback received from their benchmarking reports when adding events, fitness challenges, and benefits to their agenda. By doing so they have been able to expand and grow while simultaneously improving the health and wellness of the entire company.
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for wellbeing are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
About Tocci Building Corporation
Tocci Building Corporation, a leading construction and project management firm, specializes in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Tocci was an early adopter of VDC in the Northeast and in 2006 committed to use it on all projects. In 2008, Tocci built the first IPD project in the Northeast and is now doing IPD across the country.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.