Preventable chronic conditions are a significant contributor to the high costs of health insurance premiums and employee medical claims in the United States, which continue to rise. According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, chronic conditions account for 90% of healthcare costs in the country. This burden on businesses can lead to reduced profitability and limited resources for expansion and innovation.
Workplace Safety Screenings is more than just a source of information regarding workplace safety topics. We are experts in helping businesses develop and implement plans that show their worth in measurable ROI. From fewer injuries, reduced worker’s compensation claims and creating a culture of safety, we cannot overstate the financial rewards and success that comes to companies that are committed to making safety a priority.
The International Labour Organization estimates that some 2.3 million women and men around the world succumb to work-related accidents or diseases every year; this corresponds to over 6000 deaths every single day.
Workplace Safety Screenings offers ongoing monitoring that helps you take care of those employees. By identifying health hazards and creating workaround solutions, employers can reduce the rate of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. This can lead to happier and healthier employees, resulting in financial benefits. The would be a mutually beneficial relationship that reduces costs and promotes health and wellness among your organization.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2021 employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases in the private industry.
Implementing an Occupational Health and Wellness program can help employers mitigate the risks associated with workplace hazards and chronic diseases. Workplace Safety Screenings offers pre-screening programs to help businesses find the best employees and ongoing monitoring to promote employee health and wellness.
Furthermore, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the US, as reported by the National Library of Medicine, and occupational cancer kills more than 200,000 people per year.
Research shows that accident and injury prevention programs are successful at reducing risks, but their success depends on several factors, such as the level of commitment from leadership and employee participation, prioritizing health and safety as a tenant of company culture, and the effectiveness of a company's monitoring and the integration of its plan into an overall business model.
Despite progress in keeping workers safe, a new report from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations shows that there are still too few federal resources to adequately protect and monitor laborers, as reported by MarketWatch.
We have been misled to believe that disease is inevitable when many diseases are actually preventable when accommodations are made to avoid obvious health hazards. When we are able to identify those risks, monitor the rate at which individuals are exposed, create a health program that combats those conditions and boosts healthy living, so that businesses can see a decrease in both injuries and disease.
Thankfully, Workplace Safety Screenings can help businesses improve the health and safety of their employees through our Occupational Health and Wellness program. Don't wait for a government regulatory agency to take action – start protecting your employees and your business today.