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Safety, Health and Wellness Day

Mark your calendar to attend the Sixth Annual NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - rain or shine! For more details and to pre-register, please check out our Eventbrite page!

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Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the activities and learn about safety, health and wellness opportunities at the NIH. No registration is required to attend this event!


There are so many fun and educational things to do. You don't want to miss out on:

  • Safety and health promotion exhibits
  • Health screenings (No registration required. Screenings provided on a first come, first serve basis.)
    • Derma Scan - Building 10, South Lobby - This ultraviolet screening shows skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. Derma scans will tell you if there is any damage or premature aging of the skin due to sun exposure. Screening results are provided in real time. 
    • Glaucoma - Building 10, South Lobby - Provided by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. A visual field test to evaluate peripheral vision in each eye since glaucoma affects an individual's side vision first, and often the individual does not realize the loss. The "puff" test which measures eye pressure will not be performed. Individuals can take the screening with glasses and/or contact lenses.
    • Visual Acuity - Building 10, South Lobby - Visual acuity screening evaluates an individual's distance and reading (close up) vision. The screening takes about a minute per eye and should be taken with the individual's current eyeglasses or contact lenses ON to make a proper evaluation. 
    • Seated Massages - Building 10/B1/Outside - Seated massage focuses primarily on the muscles used most during the work day including those of the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. Seated massages will be provided by Terrel Hale from Georgetown Sports Massage.
    • Chiropractic and Massage Therapy - Outside South of Building 10 Lobby Main Tent - Presented by Sang's Chiropratic includes massage therapy and chiropratic assessments.
  • Nutrition demonstrations and tastings
  • Food trucks - Healthy Fool, El Pollo Submarine and Reggae Flava located at 10H Parking Lot and Building 10, B1, outside.
  • Physical fitness activities
  • Martial arts demos

  • Non-impact aerobics

  • Strength with barre

  • Bang power dance

  • Belly dance

  • Tabata

  • Quick fit assessments - NEW this year are Quick Fit Assessments administered by certified R&W Fitness Staff. No advance registration necessary; first come, first served. Includes body weight, body fat, and Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • NIH Institutes and Centers exhibits
  • Farmer's market
  • NIH Library virtual reality demonstrations
  • Elder and Adult Dependent Care Fair - In partnership with the NIH Child Care Board, Aging and Adult Care Committee and the NIH Health and Wellness Council
    • Geriatric Care Management information and additional caregiver support resources
    • Medicare and Medicaid Information
    • Information on the different types of housing options available
    • Information on Home Health and Rehabilitation services
    • Legal Information such as power of attorney, living wills, and more
    • National Institute of Aging
    • NIH Back‐up Care Program
    • NIH Elder & Adult‐Dependent Care Resource and Referral Program
    • NIH Legal and Financial Resource and Referral Programs -NEW
    • NIH Employee Assistance Program

I want to go! What do I need to do?

Show up! We will be holding activities on the Building 10 South Lawn. There is no registration required. 

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* The presence of any exhibitor does not represent or constitute an endorsement of any product, service, entity or enterprise by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Government, or its employees.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? 

For staff off campus that would like to park on the NIH campus to attend the event, please contact Kerstin Haskell by June 20th at Kerstin.Haskell@nih.gov.

If you work on the NIH Main Campus, feel free to walk, bike, drive or take the NIH shuttle service to NIH Safety, Health & Wellness Day at Building 10. The NIAID Fishers Lane shuttle service is available to take employees to/from the Fishers Lane Building and the Bethesda Campus. For information about NCI shuttle service, contact via email at ncishadygroveshuttle@mail.nih.gov. The NCI-Frederick shuttle service is available to take employees to/from the Frederick and Bethesda campuses four (4) times daily, with the first run starting from the Frederick.

Individuals who need reasonable accomodations to participate should contact Linda Kiefer at 301-402-8180 and/or Federal Relay at 877-709-5798.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the Division of Occupational and Health Services at (301) 496-2960 or via email at ORSSafetyDay@mail.nih.gov.

What physical fitness activities are being offered?

NIH R&W Martial Arts Program (11:00 am) - Building 10, B1, Outside 

Tae Kwon Do – 11:00am – 11:15am (demo)

Our lineage comes from both Kukkiwon and Chung Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. A typical class may include cardiovascular warm up and stretching, basic techniques, kicking drills, forms (Taeguk and Palgwe), self-defense, and sparring. No previous experience is necessary!

Aikido – 11:15am – 11:30am (demo)

Traditional Aikido techniques are taught combined with other defenses necessary to provide a balanced capacity in self-defense.


Why Judo?

  • A lifelong sport
  • Great for getting or keeping in shape
  • Excellent for self-defense
  • Competition available at all levels
  • Builds self-confidence, trust, self-discipline and respect for yourself and others

Judo is good for the spirit Lower your stress level! 

NIA with Smita (11:00 am - 11:30 am) - Building 10, B1, Outside

NIA - NIA is a mind/body class in which the acronym stands for "Non-Impact Aerobics". This class will stimulate the mind, body and spirit with a combination of dance, martial arts and Yoga set to music! A class like no other, add this class to your workout schedule to leave feeling empowered and free!

Strength and Barre with Susan (11:30 am - 11:55 am) - Building 10, B1, Outside

Strength & Barre - Strength & Barre is a combination of intense strength training and Pilates Barre movements. This class will enhance definition, endurance and balance in the major muscle groups.

Bang Power Dance with Linda (12:00 pm - 12:25 pm) - Building 10, B1, Outside

BANG Power Dance™ - BANG is an urban-inspired mixed-fitness group exercise class. It’s a unique fusion of boxing, aerobics, intervals, hip hop, world dance and bodyweight training. BANG workout can be enhanced with optional 1/2 lb. weighted gloves. Jumpstart your workout with a “BANG” and take your fitness to a whole new level!

Belly Dance with Rachel Sahara Style (12:30 pm - 12:55 pm) - Building 10, B1, Outside

Belly Dancing - Belly dancing is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Belly dancing is both a beautiful form of dance and a great way to exercise which helps you stay in shape and allows you to express your personal creativity. The most distinguishing feature of belly dancing is the isolated movements performed by the abdomen.

Tabata with Ashley (1:00 pm - 1:25 pm) - Building 10, B1, Outside

Tabata - Tabata Training is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which is comprised of 20-second set exercises of both cardio and strength training followed by 10-seconds of active recovery breaks. Be ready to break a sweat.

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