According to one study conducted by Duke University, obese workers filed twice the number of workers’ compensation claims, had seven times higher medical costs from those claims, and had 13 times more lost workdays due to injury or illness than non-obese employees.
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An employee’s health is strongly tied to his or her engagement in the workplace. Wellness initiatives, including programs and coaching, can foster a culture that will improve productivity and will help the bottom line.
November is American Diabetes Month, so this is the perfect time to talk with your managers and supervisors about accommodations for diabetic employees. Accommodations for employees with diabetes are usually small, easy to accomplish, and require little or no cost to the employer. Potential ADA Accommodations for Daily Diabetic Care Here are several examples […]
Employees with diabetes are covered by the ADA. There is no dispute that diabetes is a diagnosed physical impairment that limits a major life activity and thus meets the ADA definition of disability. (Major life activities include the functioning of major bodily systems like the endocrine system; diabetes, by definition, substantially limits the endocrine […]
November is the perfect time for basic nutrition wellness training because it’s also American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 75 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is highly preventable, however, with a nutritious […]
Diabetes is a major health problem affecting more than 17 million Americans—about 6.2 percent of the population—according to the American Diabetes Association. Chances are you might have an employee who asks you for a reasonable accommodation related to the disease. We’ll tell you about a new ruling that focuses on this issue and suggest ways […]