• International Workplace
  • 29 November 2007

Absence – what’s the cost to your business?

In June 2007 the Department for Work and Pensions announced that the UK loses 175 million working days each year to sickness-related absence, costing the economy over £13bn.


The cost of Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance is increasing, yet this does not even begin to cover the full costs of sickness absence; consequently, more and more employers are looking for ways to address the root cause of occupational ill-health, and are employing the services of occupational health professionals within their organisations.


According to the CIPD, the involvement of OH services, the provision of rehabilitation programmes, and flexible working are identified as the top three approaches to managing long-term sickness absence. The past year has seen a doubling in the number of employers developing employee wellbeing programmes, proving that OH services in the workplace can benefit a company greatly in reducing the burden of sickness absence.


Occupational Health 2008: Making the business case – special report, written by Greta Thornbory, a leading occupational health and educational consultant, is the new guidance from Workplace Law. It addresses the issues of health at work, discusses the influence of work on health and highlights the business case for occupational health services at work.


Using case studies, examples from professional experience and the findings of the many Government reports and surveys on the subject, the special report focuses on the advantages of occupational health services, and the benefits they can provide to a company, in terms of financial savings, increased employee morale, and improved corporate image.The Special Report includes:

  • the business case for occupational health;
  • the importance of pre-employment health assessment;
  • developing an OH strategy;
  • choosing and using an OH service;
  • health surveillance;
  • managing absence, disability and rehabilitation; and
  • the future of OH.

The Occupational Health 2008: Making the business case – special report was published yesterday, available for £79.00 plus VAT.

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