(KMOV) -- Last July I told you about Missouri American Water Company paying its employees to work out. www.kmov.com/community/blogs/reporters-blog/Company-pays-employees-to-work-out-98495864.html
This year, the company is getting a pat on the back for its efforts.
The work outs are part of Coach Hammer's "HammerBodies Custom Fitness Working Healthy Wellness" program. Coach Hammer tailors work outs to help laborers and technicians in the field stretch, build specific muscle and work on nutrition. Water utility work is physically demanding.
As a result of the increased training, Missouri American reports a 51 percent reduction in the company's OSHA recordable incident rate. The company says it also cut lost-time injury rates nearly in half.