|Document ID (ISN)||107680|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Present and infect
||Aug. 2007, Vol.25, No.8, p.54-56. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||plant health organization; health programmes; sickness absenteeism; United Kingdom; presenteeism
||influenza; contagion; work efficiency; state of health; allergies; cost of diseases; depressive neurosis; eczema; gastrointestinal diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; migraine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Occupational health services
Workplace health promotion
Bacterial and parasitic diseases