Why Workplace Health
Why do you need to be concerned about the health of your workforce?
2 million people believe they are suffering from ill health caused or made worse by work.
The average direct cost of absence each year is around £588 per employee.
Short term sickness accounts for 80% of absences and 62% of lost time.
35 million working days were lost overall due to ill health or injury this equates to 1.5 days per worker, 28 million due to illness and 7 million due to workplace injury.
(Health & Safety Executive statistics 2004/05)
The workplace has also been identified as a key setting for health promotion interventions by