What is the real employer cost of workplace health?

“The health and safety of the American workforce is vital to the U.S. economy,” according to L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., M.P.H., director, Office for Total Worker Health™ at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the CDC Foundation.  The agency helps U.S. businesses remain competitive and productive, by offering guidance to encourage safer, and healthier workplaces.

  • Employer Loss

    Productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost employers $225.8 billion per year.

  • Personal Productivity

    People going to work when they’re sick (presenteeism) accounts for nearly two thirds of total productivity loss expense.

    of worker illness.

  • Cases of Work-Related Injuries and Illness

    4 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses are reported by employers annually.

  • Employee Chronic Pain

    Costs of lost productivity because of chronic pain range from $11.6 to $12.8 billion annually in the United States.