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While Prevention as a Prescription (PaaP) has become the operative word in healthcare environs, there is also a trend afoot to address the 'whole-self' as an integral part of safety programming as respects the workers compensation arena.

Makes perfect sense. The notion that a healthy employee has less of a chance of getting injured on the job than his unhealthy counterpart teems with logic.

NCCI has data showing that:

1-Medical costs for the obese are 6.8 times more than for the healthy weight employee,

2- The highest WC costs are borne by employees with the highest risk profiles, and

3- Employee claim recovery is hindered by comorbidities.

Employers have long thought that safety was a duty, but wellness personal. In fact, they are inextricably connected with ERM's hanging in the balance! #WellUp !!

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