ProEnergy Named a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Employer
SEDALIA, Mo. (August 4, 2016) – ProEnergy recently joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite. Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants. They provide time, space and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding after a mom returns to work.
Employers that provide lactation support services report higher employee retention, lower absenteeism, higher morale, greater productivity and reduced health care costs. Many studies have also shown improved short- and long-term health of the breastfeeding mother and her child.
The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program was created by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) in 2013 to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support. The program recognizes employers with policies supportive of their breastfeeding employees. Such policies provide a flexible work schedule for milk expression breaks; offer a private space, other than a bathroom, where the employee can pump or breastfeed; and ensure easy access to a safe water source and place to store milk.
“We want our employees who are new mothers to know that we support their decision to continue breastfeeding,” said Shannon Ramey, Senior HR Generalist.
“We are extremely pleased to be designated as a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.”
For more information on the Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites Program, visit the program’s website, http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/breastfeeding/support.php
, or contact the State Breastfeeding Coordinator at 573-526-4792.
ProEnergy is responsible for the construction, management, operations, maintenance, and repair services for energy generation facilities and equipment around the world. ProEnergy has U.S. offices in Sedalia, Missouri; Houston, Texas; and Fort Collins, Colorado; and international locations in a number of countries including Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Pakistan and Angola. More information is available on ProEnergy’s website at www.proenergyservices.com.