Wellness

Wellness initiatives

We’ve got opportunities to get healthy and stay that way.

Our wellness awards
  • American Heart Association – From 2011 to 2014, we received the AHA’s Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company Award
  • US Healthiest – In 2011 and 2014, we earned US Healthiest’s Health Lead Workplace Accreditation. We also joined a national forum to help set the standard for employee health management and wellbeing practices
  • Case Western Reserve University – “Given the success of the Healthy Choices program, Ohio’s governor asked the Worthington Industries CEO, John McConnell, to create a statewide initiative called Healthy Ohioans. McConnell has worked with companies across Ohio, encouraging them to focus on employee wellness.” 
  • Occupational Hazards Magazine – “A comprehensive wellness program helps Worthington Industries keep employees happy, healthy and working well.” 
  • Columbus Dispatch – “Worthington Industries is a local pioneer providing medical services in-house.”
Our commitment to wellness runs deep. From our fitness center to our pharmacy, it’s a real part of our environment every day. Here are just a few of the ways we promote healthy lifestyles.

Get fit

Visit our fitness center at lunchtime for a quick game of basketball or run on the treadmill. Our center—near our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio—has a full-size basketball court, cardio equipment, racquetball courts and weight rooms.
 
A full-time certified personal trainer also teaches customized workouts and hosts group classes, including yoga, boot camp and cardio fusion.

Full-time physicians

Not feeling well? Stop in to see one of the full-time physicians on staff at our medical center. We provide:
  • Full-service medical care for employees and retirees, plus pediatric care for employees’ families
  • Dietitian and physical therapy services
  • A pharmacy for prescriptions and over-the-counter products (sold at cost)
  • Access to weight management meetings, tobacco cessation programs and other health-related seminars

Our Wellness Program

Our comprehensive wellness program is open to all employees who want to see a true transformation in their wellness.

To join, our employees and their families just complete a confidential questionnaire and health risk screening. Then, they get points for doing wellness challenges and programs.
 
A few details about our program:
  • During the last five years, our employees and their families have lost nearly 19,000 pounds. This has been achieved through Drop 10, a companywide wellness challenge with three components: move more, eat more (fruits and vegetables) and eat less (fatty foods and added sugars)
  • Last year, 80 percent of our employees and their spouses who used the medical center’s smoking cessation program were still tobacco-free three months after their quit date
  • Our family medical and wellness center has an average of 8,500 visits each year
  • Our pharmacy fills approximately 35,000 prescriptions each year through its onsite and mail-order programs
  • With the help of our Wellness Program, our employees have caught problems early and taken action to improve their health
The Wellness Program helped save Russell’s life.
 
Russell Jedlick
Inside Sales Representative
Columbus, OH