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Document ID (ISN)111014
CIS number 10-0521
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wendt J.K., Tsai S.P., Bhojani F.A., Cameron D.L.
Title The Shell disability management program: A five-year evaluation of the impact on absenteeism and return-on-investment
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.52, No.5, p.544-550. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the disability management programme of a major oil and petrochemical enterprise on the absenteeism of employees in the United States. The absence episodes and days lost per employee from 2004 to 2008 were compared to pre-program values in 2002, and productivity gains from transitional duty (TD) were examined. Between 2002 and 2008, absence episodes/100 employees decreased from 37.4 to 25.7 among hourly workers but increased from 9.7 to 13.1 among staff employees. Days lost per employee decreased from 7.4 to 5.2 for hourly employees and were virtually unchanged for staff employees. TD resulted in 6042 days saved in 2006 and 11,438 days in 2008, with direct cost savings of more than USD 4.1 million from 2006 to 2008 and an estimated overall 2.4: to 1 return-on-investment.
Descriptors (primary) sickness absenteeism; health programmes; petroleum and natural gas industry; petrochemical industry; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) USA; long-term study; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Petrochemical industry