Allergies in the workplace are a clear concern to some employers, but others presume that allergies are the sole responsibility of employees. This is not always the case. There are times when employers should be concerned as allergies can be a workers’ compensation liability. Unfortunately, the topic is never clear cut.
Is sitting a workers’ compensation risk? Sitting can lead to many other issues: back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and obesity. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute states claims involving obese workers cost 81.4% higher and caused an average of 35 weeks of lost time, which is 80% more than the 19 weeks of time loss without obesity. Keeping employees motivated to move throughout the day is a good practice for employers and employees. So, let’s consider four ways to get employees moving.
When it comes to presenting a total compensation package to new or potential employees, managers should include insurance benefits, retirement benefits, paid vacations, and any other benefits the company provides. Many companies reduce benefits to save money, so don’t hesitate to use quality coverage as a valuable differentiator.