Quantification of the healthy worker effect: a nationwide cohort study among electricians in Denmark
- Number of sick days falling, but UK still takes most in the world. Paton, Nic // Occupational Health;Sep2013, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p7
The article states that the research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has reported that workers in Great Britain take more sick leaves, and mentions that the sick days have costed Great Britain's business a huge loss worth 29 billion Euros.
- Sickness absence in diabetic employees. Skerjanc, A. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jul2001, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p432
Presents information on a study which compared the sickness absence among diabetic and non-diabetic employees in Slovenia. Definition of sickness absence in Slovenia; Estimated number of people in the country that have diabetes mellitus in 1995; Methodology; Results and discussion; Conclusions.
- Action needs to be taken to reduce sickness absences of employees. Woolmer, Terry // Occupational Health;Sep2013, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p9
The article reports that the manufacturing industry of Great Britain is facing the challenge of reducing the number of sick leaves taken by its employees. It discusses the various issues associated with increasing employee absence due to sickness, including costs of lost production, sick pay to...
- Reducing absenteeism in hospital cleaning staff: pilot of a theory based intervention. Michie, S.; Wren, B.; Williams, S. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Apr2004, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p345
Aims: To develop, pilot, and evaluate a workplace intervention to reduce sickness absence, based on a demand-control-support model of job strain. Methods: Changes in the working arrangements of hospital cleaning staff were introduced with the aim of increasing their control over work and the...
- Sickness Absence Among Immigrants in Norway: Does Occupational Disparity Matter? Hansen, Hans-Tore; Holmås, Tor Helge; Islam, M. Kamrul; Naz, Ghazala // European Sociological Review;Feb2014, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
Non-Western immigrants in Norway have more sickness absence than other immigrants and native Norwegians. Measured in wages, income, and positions of authority, non-Western immigrants have less favourable jobs. Using panel data models and matching techniques, we examined whether occupational...
- Consider chronic conditions when employees request FMLA leave. // HR Specialist: Compensation & Benefits;Jan2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses the need for employers to consider chronic conditions when granting a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and the case of truck driver Roy Stickhost who sued his employer for alleged FMLA violations.
- A LITERATURE REVIEW ON SICK LEAVE DETERMINANTS (1984-2004). BEEMSTERBOER, WILLIBRORD; STEWART, ROY; GROOTHOFF, JOHAN; NIJHUIS, FRANS // International Journal of Occupational Medicine & Environmental H;Apr2009, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p169
Objectives: A literature review for the years 1984-2004 was performed to identify the determinants of the sick leave frequency and duration over that period and to establish the continuity in the character of those determinants. Materials and Methods: The review referred to national and...
- PrescripciÃ³n de certificados de incapacidad temporal en el IMSS. Constantino-Casas, Patricia; Torres-Arreola, Laura del Pilar; Posadas-García, Jorge Luis; Nevárez-Sida, Armando; García-Contreras, Fernando // Revista Medica del IMSS;ene/feb2007, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p89
The repercussion of health-disease state on social life or individual includes his/her work performance. In many countries, social security is one of the options for diffusing and buffering the impact of the disease. This paper is focused on the analysis of the unjustified prescription of...
- Sickness Absence Following a Campaign of Vaccination against Influenza in the Workplace. Leighton, L.; Williams, M.; Aubery, D.; Parker, Sister H. // Occupational Medicine;1996, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p146
This study was designed as a retrospective cohort study of those employees vaccinated against influenza vs. unvaccinated employees in a service company. The objective was to investigate whether vaccinating employees against influenza in an occupational setting was of any benefit. There were...