Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: Which Costs More to Employers?

Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: Which Costs More to Employers?

To all employers, listen up! Whether you know it or not, there are factors that contribute to the success of your company that are riding on the very health of your employees. In fact, according to the CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey from 2007, when employees call in sick (absenteeism) it costs large employers $764,000 annually! That is a big number. However, what seems to be causing a bit of a storm in the workplace is the idea of presenteeism, which can be described as being present at work but not being productive due to health reasons as acute as the common cold or as chronic as heart disease. So let’s take a better look how absenteeism and presenteeism really affect the workplace, and what employers can do to make this decrease and make their employees happy and excited to come to work.

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The Role of the MRO (Medical Review Officer)

The Role of the MRO (Medical Review Officer)

In the field of occupational health, Medical Review Officers, also known as an MRO, are extremely important throughout the employee drug screening process. The MRO is a licensed physician who works directly with the laboratory and employer step-by-step ensuring that the data and results gathered by the drug screen are thoroughly examined and addressed. MROs can easily be understood and described as the glue that holds all of these important pieces of information together.

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What is an Audiogram? Hearing Conservation for your Employees

What is an Audiogram? Hearing Conservation for your Employees

There are many people in the United States and throughout the world who have jobs that put constant strain on their hearing. These noisy working environments can damage small cells in our ears called hair cells which are sensors that retain sound and send that message or signal to our brain. When these hair cells are damaged, they do not grow back like the hair on our head. Therefore, they need to be protected!

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What is Medical Surveillance?

What is Medical Surveillance?

In today’s working world we have new advances in health and medicine that help us keep our employees strong and healthy. However, it is up to you, the employer, to make sure that the necessary steps are being taken to ensure full health for your employees, especially those who work in dangerous and hazardous work environments. This is where medical surveillance comes into play. Medical surveillance allows you to have snapshots in time of your employee’s health throughout the years they have worked for you.

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Group Makes New Recommendations on PSA Monitoring

Group Makes New Recommendations on PSA Monitoring

In the article, “10 Years to Live? Get the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer,” many interesting points are brought to attention on the topic of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Men begin getting their PSA tested between the ages of 40-45. The articles main point however, is to determine when an appropriate time to testing your PSA. The article discussed a study that has been taking place, on whether or not treating prostate cancer is a benefit or if it will actually shorten the life expectancy of men who are at a life expectancy of ten years of less.

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