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A new health and wellness program for UPSers and their families

The Novartis Blood Pressure DownShift™ Program

For employees required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam in order to perform the duties of your UPS position, there is a Web site designed just for you. DownShift – For Drivers’ Health & Safety is a FREE web-based resource to help you stay healthier and safer while maintaining an active DOT medical certification. We encourage you to make DownShift a part of your life — and work style — to benefit you and your family.  

As a CDL holder and/or as an employee required to have a DOT medical certification, you are part of a unique workforce with special health needs. DownShift provides you with information about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other health and wellness issues that can affect you and your ability to perform the duties associated with your UPS driving position. DOT health guidelines that are part of the medical exam certification and renewal requirements can be found on www.drivershealth.com. Also, you can receive supporting materials tailored for you that provide advice and tips on:

  • living a healthier lifestyle, such as healthy eating and exercise tips,
  • speaking with your doctor about your special health requirements, and
  • maintaining an active CDL. 

Please visit www.ups.drivershealth.com for more information about DownShift.


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