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Save lives and money: introducing sustainable health and work

Andrea Thompson

The best work disability programs are broader than return to work management. Improving the health of the workforce reduces absenteeism, compensation costs and improves productivity.

Take Home Messages: Occupational health nurses and disability managers have an important role to play in introducing an employee-centred health model, “Health and Productivity Management”.  This approach provides a sustainable way of improving employee health, and is best integrated with other programs.  Why the research matters: Work absenteeism and lost productivity due to health conditions are major costs fo...

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