Health and safety incidents have become the leading financial loss drivers for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber-attacks or IT outages, according to the latest research.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) 2019 Horizon Scan analyzed the risks and threats recognized by 569 organizations worldwide, and compared these against the impact of actual disruptions over the past year.
A new Canadian study has linked four common hazardous substances to an aggressive form of early onset prostate cancer.
The researchers from the University of Quebec studied nearly 2000 men who developed prostate cancer between 2005 and 2009.
Workers who smoke can cost their employers thousands of dollars per year more than their non-‐
smoking counterparts, new research has found.
The study found smoking to pose a substantial burden on employers through increased costs from lost productivity. The US researches say it would be in an employer’s best interest to support smoking cessation programs that facilitate quitting among employees.
Mentally healthy workplaces are as important to employees as physically safe ones. But how do you get there? A lot of employers have the desire to do more for their employees’ well-being but get overwhelmed by the amount of resources and information that’s available.
Spend a lot of time on your feet at work? You could be doubling your risk of heart disease.
Most people are aware that sitting at a desk all day is not good for their health. Prolonged sitting has been linked to a range of diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders.