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Utah employers honored for creating health, happy workplaces

Published May 9, 2012 9:10 am

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Four Utah employers are being recognized for offering their employees psychologically healthy places to work.

Sahara Construction, Deer Valley Resources, White Knight Fluid Handling and American Express on Friday are set to receive Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards from the Utah Psychological Association.

"In this time of high job stress and increasing demands on employees, these exemplary workplaces have made it a priority to create environments that are sensitive to the health and well-being of their workers," A.J. Metz, president-elected of the Utah Psychological Association, said in a statement. "By rewarding these organizations for their efforts, we hope others will take notice and implement similar programs in their workplaces."

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award was created to recognize organizations that understand the link between employee health and well-being, and organization performances. They have implemented a variety of workplace practices in an active effort to create a positive work environment.

Each application was judged on various criteria, including employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition.

The awards will be presented beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive in Salt Lake City.