WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Workplace health screenings – for current employees or pre-employment – are important parts of a healthy business. By assessing each employee’s state of health, the office is able to prepare for and predict any and all hazards that may arise.
TAILORED TO YOUR COMPANY
At OSSI, we believe in customizing these reports to fit your company’s needs. For example, an office where employees sit at their desks all day will have different risks and needs than a warehouse where everyone is lifting boxes and operating heavy machinery all day. We understand that and we can cover all the bases you need.
Regardless of the work being done, it has been proven that a healthier workplace leads to fewer absences and, therefore, is more productive.
WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCREENING INCLUDE?
A Physical Therapy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that each screening includes:
- Body weight
- Smoking habits
- Physical activity
- Blood sugar/glucose
- Blood pressure
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
You may notice that all of the factors in the above list only include the body. What about mental health?
70% of employees are currently searching for another job. This means that 70% of employees are unhappy in their current workplace. As an employer, this should be a warning sign. Instead of letting these unsatisfied employees slip away – it’s time to win them back. If you’re wondering if your employees feel this way, we created this survey to evaluate your employees’ sentiments.
Depending on the size of the company, some will implement healthcare incentives such as a workout program with cash prizes for the most active participant. Collecting employees’ health data can help the employer in making informed decisions when adding new members to the team.
A study conducted by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Kansas City evaluated the effectiveness of occupational health screening in 15 employee groups made up of 4,230 employees.
After each employee’s initial occupational health screening, they met with a counselor to review the results and go over options to encourage behavior change. With this approach, the 86% of initially low-risk employees remained so at follow-up. 49% of high-risk employees had improved by follow-up and 40% of moderate-risk employees improved.
This study proves that occupational health screening is not enough on its own. For success, it must be combined with regular health and wellness programs.
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