Y-12 receives American Heart Association award

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 9:00am

B&W Y-12 was honored as a Platinum-level award recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies program.

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 Fit-Friendly Companies program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees 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 Visa gift card for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program, which included verification of participation in various health education, nutrition and physical activities (LiveWise) programs. All told, the company invested $469,000 in health-related incentives.

Kathy Jetton, senior regional director of the American Heart Association, presented the Platinum award to Chuck Spencer, B&W Y‑12 president and general manager.

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