Aspen Wellness Committee, from left: Joe Cady, Cubby Coleman, Deb Jensen, Todd Foster, Gary Pieper, Sharon Hengel, Steve Sill.
For promoting worksite wellness, Minnesota's Hennepin County recognized Aspen Equipment Company at an award ceremony in the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center MN recently.
For the fourth year in a row, Aspen Equipment was honored as an employer that makes employee health a priority. Aspen Equipment's creative, effective wellness policies and programs that encourage healthy lifestyle choices were also commended.
Sharon Hengel, human resources director at Aspen Equipment, said, “We are tying wellness and workplace safety together, realizing that they are interrelated. Our 100 employees contribute to the culture of Aspen Equipment, where we actively promote safety and well-being through fitness challenges, healthy food choices, and events such as Aspen's spring Health Fair.
“In the first three years of our program, we set up the foundational aspects of our wellness program including biometric screenings, health assessments, health coaching, and wellness challenges — which continue to be the core of our program,” she said.