IW Wellness Wisdom

IW 395 member, Fred Summers, Jr., is a cancer warrior who fought his way backto good health!


From his years of experience as an ironworker, Fred shares hiswell-earned wisdom about the importance of:


- Seeking medical help when something is wrong, rather than procrastinating. Painis a message that something is wrong!
Sometimes pain can be relieved easilythrough physical therapy.
Sometimes pain is a symptom of a life threateningproblem.
Don't ignore pain - get it checked out!


- Saving money so that if you need to take time off work to recover from a medicalproblem, you can.
Fred opened an IRA account when he was an apprentice and herecommends that everyone do the same.
Financial health and physical health areconnected.


Fred story is a good reminder that, "If you want to have a long career, you have totake care of yourself!"
Your health and wellness needs to be a top priority!


WELLNESS IS WORTH IT!

See Fred's story here


Schedule your annual well visit with your physiciantoday. IW 395 members and/or spouses enrolled in the Health & Welfare Plan canearn a $200 Dollar Bank contribution for completing their annual well visit withtheir physician within the 2021 calendar year!*

 

Use Your Annual Well Visit

Nick Triana encourages you to use your benefits before the end of 2021!!

July 2021 - WELLNESS IS WORTH IT!!!

WELLNESS IS WORTH IT!


IW 395 Business Manager, Ron Ware, Jr. explains the importance of using your Health & Welfare Plan benefits because good health is essential for a long and prosperous career in the iron working industry and beyond.
To support the health and well-being of ironworkers and their families, the IW 395 Health & Welfare Plan is pleased to announce the

Wellness Is Worth It! Incentive Program.


IW 395 members and/or spouses enrolled in the Health & Welfare Plan can earn a $200 Dollar Bank contribution for completing their annual well visit with their physician within the 2021 calendar year!  Just take a look at the video

IW Wellness Widsom

Ironworker Superintendent Andy Thomas went from being a young ironworker of great promise to the ironworker that no one wanted to hire.
Why?
Andy struggled with the disease of addiction.


As an ironworker who has won the battle against drug and alcohol addiction, Andy shares his well-earned wisdom about the importance of:


- Paying attention to the "red flags" that are signs of drug and alcohol addiction
- Seeking help when you experience the "How did I get here?" moment
- Letting your Business Agent and fellow ironworkers know what is going on so they can help you get the help you need
- Knowing that it's okay to not know how to stop using drugs and alcohol.


Just like you are a professional ironworker who knows your trade, there are professionals who know how to help you stop using drugs and alcohol and can guide youthrough the recovery process
Andy's message to his fellow ironworkers is this:


"If you find yourself struggling with addiction...please reach out for some help!" Here more about Andy's story here


IF YOU OR A FELLOW IRONWORKER NEEDS HELP, CALL 1-800-456-6327.
HELP IS AVAILABLE 24/7 FOR IRONWORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Ironworker Wellness Wisdom

IW 395 member, Ryan Hicks, shares his Ironworker Wellness Wisdom!


From his experience of severe back pain, he shares what he has learned with his fellow IW395 members:

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/578651806


- Learn your body.
Listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. Don't be stubborn!
If you ignore the messages your body sends you, you are likely to get into trouble.


- Ask for help when doing difficult or risky tasks.
Part of doing good work is surrounding yourself with good crew members who help each other out.


- Get smart about your finances.
No work means no money.
Manage your finances in a way that will enable you to take time off work to fully recover should you experience a a health problem.


Ryan's story is a good reminder that, if you want to last as an ironworker, your health and wellness needs to be a top priority!


WELLNESS IS WORTH IT!


Schedule your annual well visit with your physician today.
IW 395 members and/or spouses enrolled in the Health & Welfare Plan can earn a $200 Dollar Bank contribution for completing their annual well visit with theirphysician within the 2021 calendar year!
For details, please visit:
http://www.ironworkers395.com/Wellness.html