Americans spend more than half of their time at work, and many are either at risk for or dealing with lung disease of some kind. Lung disease—which includes chronic conditions like asthma and COPD, and respiratory illnesses like the flu and pneumonia—is one of the most common and costly of all health problems. And smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and other major health issues. By making small changes in your workplace environment and providing resources to employees to change behaviors and improve health, you can create a safer and healthier workplace for all employees and see a significant savings in healthcare related costs.
Small changes can include focusing on indoor air quality, providing quit smoking resources for employees, educating those living with a chronic lung disease and helping employees adopt healthier lifestyles.
The American Lung Association offers comprehensive support to help employers adopt and implement workplace policies and programs that support a healthy work environment while contributing to a healthier corporate bottom line.
Help Your Employees Stop Smoking
Improve Employee Fitness and Morale While Giving Back
Create an Asthma-Friendly Work Environment
Provide Quality Supportive Healthcare Services for Employees
Build Your Employee Wellness Program
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Protect Lung Health for Firefighters
Respiratory diseases are a significant health issue for firefighters and emergency responders who face increased exposure to gases, chemicals and smoke.
Page last updated: November 4, 2020