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GOOD HEALTH IS GOOD BUSINESS: HOW CDC CONTRIBUTES TO A SAFER, HEALTHIER WORKFORCE

Productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost U.S. employers $225.8 billion annually. Globally, the economic burden of work-related injury is equivalent to 4 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to translate science into best practice, providing employers with a wide range of programs and guidance to improve employee health and safety while raising profitability and productivity.

Employers who focus on protecting and promoting health and safety gain more productive, satisfied employees; reductions in absenteeism; lower levels of healthcare spending; and a decrease in rates of illness and work-related injuries.

In this issue, you’ll learn from CDC about programs and tools you can put into place to promote a safe and healthy workforce—and a healthy business.

Published January 2015