TITLE

Obese workers cost $45 billion, but what should employers do?

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2008, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights a report from The Conference Board titled "Weights and Measures: What Employers Should Know About Obesity." According to the report, obese employees cost U.S. private employers $45 billion annually in medical expenditures and work loss. Employers need to compare the risks of being too intrusive in managing obese employees and be aware of any potential discrimination risk before addressing employees' weight.
ACCESSION #
32482809

 

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