June 2, 2014
Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has won the 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.
The fifth annual awards event honored 50 companies. Five awards were given in each of five categories: service provider, small company, medium company, large company, and company based outside of San Diego.
From the beginning of its formal wellness program in 2012, the company has achieved positive results in improving employee wellness, as well as reducing costs associated with health care and absenteeism. In addition to its day-to-day wellness initiatives for employees’ ongoing well-being, QCMI has improved its safety records and has seen a drop in workers’ compensation claims — from $200,000 in 2011 to $405 in 2013.
The following wellness program initiatives moved QCMI from fifth place in 2013 to first place in 2014: increased workforce activity in the health and wellness program by 25 percent; increased number of employees trained in CPR by 40 percent; and employees continued to have the opportunity to exercise and/or have nutritional consultations with the company’s on-site certified personal trainer. QCMI stepped up its wellness program interoffice promotional communications throughout the company’s offices, plant, break rooms, and on-site gym.