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Risk Management Magazine: Handling the Pain- Getting People Back to Work

Ira Fox, MD
Ira Fox, MD

Employers nationwide are always concerned about absenteeism. When a worker doesn’t show up, the loss of productivity and profits can be staggering, making the worker’s problems a serious issue for the employer.

If the employee doesn’t stay home, the result doesn’t fall under ‘absenteeism’ but it still creates a negative impact. Productivity loss due to poorly performing employees who try to “work through” recurrent pain places employers in a difficult situation. Lost productivity—like time itself—is a non-renewable resource. No one wins when employees are unable to work.

To read the full Risk Management Magazine article published by Dr. Ira Fox, click here.