LaRC Safety & Health Focus

November's Training

November's Activities

Leading the Way: The Healing Power of Gratitude by Mike Verano

November 6 from 12:00  – 1:00 pm

Pearl Young Theater


Lunch and Learn: Road Warrior: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

November 10 12:30pm

Reid Auditorium


New Employee Safety Orientation

Nov. 12  8:00 – 9:00

Building 1232, Room 258


CPR/AED Training

Building 1216, Room 125

Nov. 5 at 9:00am-12:00am


Sport Specific Fitness Clinic

“Slope Shape Up”

November 13 at 4:00pm

Sign up at Fitness Center

Caregiver Expo with Three Presentations

IESB, B2101

November 13 from 10 am-1pm

Advanced Care Planning at 10am

Household Document Organization

at 11am

What you Need to Know about

Medicaid and Medicare at 12pm


Forklift Training

Nov. 18 1:00 – 300

Building 1232, Room 258


Aerial Lift Training

Nov. 19 1:00 – 3:00pm

Building 1232, Room 258


Crane Training

Nov. 20 1:00 – 3:00pm

Building 1232, Room 258


New Employee Safety Orientation

Nov. 26 8:00 – 9:00

Building 1232, Room 258



Meditation Building 1216, Room 125 November 20 from  from 12pm-12:30pm


Blood Drive

November 19 from 9:00am – 3pm

H. J. Reid Auditorium



November 4, 7, 12, 18

Building 1216, Room 125


Turkey Trot 5K Treadmill Run/Walk

Sign up at Fitness Center

November 17-20


Walking Club

Sign up at Fitness Center

November 5, 12:30pm Depart from Fitness Center





* For additional information contact the clinic(4-3195). For fitness

  activities contact Jillian Russell (4-6388)


Topic: Worker Wellness

  • Nearly 1 in 5 Americans had a diagnosable mental health condition in the last year, many more are at risk.
  • For almost 20 years, stress/health related issues in the workplace have been on the rise. What's more, these conditions tend to strike during our most productive working years, and they are among our nation's most disabling. The numbers are staggering:
  • 1 million U.S. employees miss work every day due to workplace stress.
  • Depression results in more days of disability than chronic health conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
  • Mood disorders are estimated to cost more than $50 billion a year in lost productivity.




  • Many people who experience mental health concerns suffer in silence.
  • NASA is dedicated to a culture of caring that seeks  to improve the overall wellness of our employees  by breaking this silence.

Signs to Look For

Topic: Worker Wellness


  • Confused thinking
  • Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
  • Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  • Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Denial of obvious problems
  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • Substance abuse
  • If you are concerned about yourself or a colleague, don’t be silent, seek help.  A great way to start is by calling Langley's EAP,  Reach, at  1-800-950-3434.



  • Mental Health Problems Take of Many Forms

What to Do

Topic: Worker Wellness


  • Acknowledge the concern
  • Educate yourself about mental health issues
  • Practice health promoting activities
  • Talk to someone about what you’re experiencing or your concern about a friend, family member, or colleague
  • Seek professional help
  • Mental health concerns should be treated the same way we respond to physical ailments: