Investing in the health and wellbeing of Newmont’s people is as vital as protecting their safety. At each of our operations, we promote healthy habits in the workplace through a variety of programming, including education on nutrition and exercise, wellness programs and near-site healthcare clinics staffed by trained medical professionals.
In Nevada, employees and their spouses have access to Newmont’s Wellness Program, which is designed to provide the support and resources they may need to improve or maintain their health through preventative measures and goal setting.
The Wellness Program offers participants a free medical exam and free blood work once a year. After meeting with a medical provider about the results of their exam and blood work, the participant is provided recommendations for improvement.
Under the guidance and motivation of a Wellness Coach, employees and their spouses can work on those recommendations to improve their overall health. Wellness Coaches provide support for health issues such as tobacco cessation, cholesterol management, blood pressure monitoring and weight loss.
There are many success stories of Wellness Program participants who have set, completed and surpassed their goals, including one individual who is now tobacco free after 45 years of smoking. Another employee who was experiencing anxiety to the point of sleep deprivation set a goal to keep a stress journal, and is now sleeping better and finding it easier to manage his stress levels.
Wellness Coaches also visit mine sites to discuss pertinent topics for safety and share their expertise on improving quality of life through healthy workplace practices. As part of Newmont’s Vital Behaviors program, the coaches recently visited our Carlin South Area and Leeville sites to give an interactive presentation on best practices for reducing shift-work fatigue.
Through its Wellness Program, Newmont Nevada’s operations work towards a culture of optimal health and safety to in an effort to achieve a zero harm workplace. Learn more about Newmont’s global commitment to health and safety in our 2015 sustainability report, Beyond the Mine