BioTek to Receive 2014 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award
News Jan 21, 2015
BioTek Instruments will be recognized for their efforts in worksite wellness by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Vermont Department of Health on March 25, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. BioTek is one of 92 businesses that will receive an award for 2014. This is the fourth year the company has been honored.
“Worksites that promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco use cessation, and breastfeeding, contribute to the overall health and wellness of all Vermonters, and they are one of the key reasons we are routinely rated the nation’s healthiest state,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD.
The awards are designed to highlight and recognize what worksites from around the state are doing to promote the health and wellness of their employees. The organizations that receive the awards vary in size, industry and location but they all have a common thread, a commitment to workplace wellness.
BioTek’s BioFit wellness program focuses on creating balance in employees’ lives and offers a variety of activities, educational opportunities and programs that appeal to a diverse workforce. It includes a generous health benefit premium incentive for employees who participate. BioTek also provides an on-site EAP counselor, on-site PT services and a monthly Health Coach that meets with employees working on wellness goals.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a “Think Possible” approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.
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