The Cost of a Healthy Workforce


Keeping a business running smoothly isn’t just about hiring the right people.

You also need to keep those workers healthy. Failing to do so can be a costly mistake.

“The health and safety of the American workforce is vital to the U.S. economy,” said L. Casey Chosewood, director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at CDC.

Presenteesim, that is, people going to work while sick, represents nearly two-thirds of the total cost of worker illness, according to The National Health Interview Survey.

Read more on a healthy workforce on EHS Today.

EHS Today is an NED companion site within Penton's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group.

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