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Document ID (ISN)107680
CIS number 08-79
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Whysall Z.
Title Present and infect
Bibliographic information Aug. 2007, Vol.25, No.8, p.54-56. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract When individuals come to work while feeling unwell, there are hidden costs for both employees and their employers. Presenteeism is defined as lost productivity that occurs when employees come to work but perform below due to any kind of illness. Common causes of presenteeism include migraines, allergies, depression, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal problems and eczema. In the case of contagious diseases such as influenza, affected individuals who come to work may transmit the disease to fellow employees. This article explains how investigating the problem of presenteeism can potentially reduce sickness absence.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; health programmes; sickness absenteeism; United Kingdom; presenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) influenza; contagion; work efficiency; state of health; allergies; cost of diseases; depressive neurosis; eczema; gastrointestinal diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; migraine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Occupational health services
Workplace health promotion
Bacterial and parasitic diseases