CDC Foundation offers ‘healthy workforce’ resource
Atlanta – The CDC Foundation has released an extensive online resource to help employers and workers improve health and safety.
Every year, injuries and illnesses among workers in the United States cost employers about $225 billion, the foundation states. The resource cites other items related to worker health, including:
- The act of presenteeism, or people who show up to work when they are ill, makes up almost two-thirds of the total costs of worker illness.
- Approximately 38 percent of the nation’s working population lacks paid sick leave.
- Health conditions that are related to heart disease and stroke account for four of the 10 most expensive health conditions in the U.S.
- Work-related stress ranks as the No. 1 workforce health issue – topping other important issues such as physical inactivity and obesity.
The CDC Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private-sector organizations.