Showing 7 ideas for tag "healthy employees"

Department of Veterans Affairs

End Budget Crisis

I have a way to collect a billion dollars a year from insurance companys. The VA doesn't bill insurance companys on the devices that are used and are losing a billion a year. Pick my idea and

Mr. President I can get this working across the Nation.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Efficient & Sanitary Washrooms Save Water, Electricity, & Trees

The following suggestion can be applied to all washrooms in buildings owned and rented by the federal government:
All washrooms should be equipped with low-water usage toilets and urinals. Toilets should have different flow levels for solid and liquid waste. No-water (dry) urinals should be used where feasible. Faucets/taps should be fitted with water aeration filters to reduce water usage. Faucets/taps should... more »

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General Services Administration

Performance Measures, Savings for Shipping and Sustainability

Last week, I received a UPS package from an office which is co-located in the building where I work. Although the package was Confidential in Nature, I was willing to pick it up in person.

In addition to saving the shipping cost of $47, delivery in-person saves processing time, and improves sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint for transportation and packaging.

A technique to promote sustainability and cost... more »

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Legislative Branch

Ban Smoking on all Federal Property Grounds (Owned or Leased)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. In addition, estimated costs associated with secondhand smoke‚Äôs effects on nonsmokers can add up to $490 per smoker per year. On average, smokers miss 6.16 days of work per year due to sickness (including smoking related acute and chronic... more »

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General Services Administration

Optional Standing Desks in Cubicles (Save on Health Care Costs)

Lower health care benefits costs by shifting focus from treatment alone to include prevention by promoting overall health. I believe this was the motivation for "The President's Challenge" program that encouraged participants to engage in more physical activities. It may not be easy to find the time for this, yet half of a typical worker's waking hours are spent sitting at their cube working in front of the computer.... more »

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General Services Administration

Replace leafblowers with rakes

In the fall, the facilities workers at my agency use leafblowers to clean up the outside of our building. These leafblowers are not only expensive to buy (or rent) and to repair, but they waste energy and contribute to both air pollution and noise pollution.

Why not replace those leafblowers with good old-fashioned rakes? Rakes are less wasteful, not just when they're being used, but also when they're being manufactured.... more »

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