The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a biometric screening as “the measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose and aerobic fitness that can be taken at the worksite and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time.”
Recently, biometric screenings have been increasing in popularity and are being implemented by an increasing number of employers, such as Cal Poly. The ultimate goal of implementing biometric screenings is to reduce health risks, improve overall health status, reduce health care costs and improve the productivity of and performance of the workforce.
Note: screenings should be viewed as part of a health management program and not as a replacement for regular medical examinations!
Cal Poly human resources is hosting free biometric screenings for all employees! Anthem Blue Cross and Maxim Health Systems will be on campus conducting the screenings from 8:15 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, May 10, in Room 2 of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No.7). The 15 minute exam will provide you with immediate results including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI). All appointments have been filled.
Events for the day:
5/10: Bio-metrics Screening for Staff/Faculty by appointment, Bldg. 007 Room 002| 8:00am – 5:00pm | Alternative – PolyFit Bio-metrics Screenings through Kinesiology
5/10: Physical Wellness Fair @ Mustang Way and Mott Lawn | 11:00am – 1:00pm
5/10: Bike to School Day | 8:00am – 10:00am | Mustang Way
Thur, May 11: Self-guided | Go for a 15 minute walk
Thur, May 11: Learn @ Lunch w/Cory Greever | Physical Health | 12pm – 1pm | Library Room 216B
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Biometric Health Screening for Employers: Consensus Statement of the Health Enhancement Research Organization, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Care Continuum Alliance.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.