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“Employee Wellness Programs: How UPS Improved Productivity & Reduced Injuries” http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety/docs/BP-artc-exmpls.pdf
“How Integrating Your Wellness Program with Your Occupational Health & Safety Program Gains You Benefits”http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety/docs/Jonathan%20Klane%20Article.pdf
“Getting Started with Wellness: A Primer of Online Assessment Tools” http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety/docs/Deb%20Fell-Carlson%20Article.pdf
Harvard Study: “Workplace Wellness Programs can Generate Savings.”
“With health care expenditures soaring, there is increasing interest in workplace-based disease prevention and health promotion as a means of improving health while lowering costs. We conduct a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated with such programs, focusing on studies with particularly rigorous methods and examining effects on health care costs and absenteeism. We find that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absentee day costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. This average return on investment suggests that the wider adoption of such programs could prove beneficial for budgets and productivity as well as health outcomes.”
“In 2008, the annual healthcare cost of obesity in the US was estimated to be as high as 147 billion dollars a year.1The annual medical burden of obesity increased to 9.1 percent in 2006 compared to 6.5 percent in 1998.1 Medical expenses for obese employees are estimated to be 42 percent higher than for a person with a healthy weight.1Workplace obesity prevention programs can be an effective way for employers to reduce obesity and lower their health care costs, lower absenteeism and increase employee productivity.
What is the cost of obesity to your organization?
“CDC’s LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition” is a FREE web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator to estimate how much obesity is costing your company and how much savings your company could reap with different workplace interventions.
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Partnership for Prevention
“A nonprofit organization of business, nonprofit, and government leaders working to make evidence based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.”
A variety of useful PDF documents under the “Business & Health” heading