B&W Y-12 has been honored as a platinum-level award recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies program, a press release said.
Only eight companies in the Knoxville area are Fit-Friendly workplaces, and B&W Y-12 is the only company to achieve the platinum level, the release said.
The Fit-Friendly Companies program recognizes employers who work hard to make sure their employees are healthy and create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. Last year, Y‑12 received gold recognition.
In 2012, B&W Y-12 offered a $300 incentive for employees to complete an online health assessment, blood work, and physical fitness measurements. Employees also received a $50 gift card for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program, which included verification of participation in various health education and nutrition and physical activities (LiveWise) programs.
All told, the company invested $469,000 in health-related incentives, the release said.