Chronic Health and Workplace Productivity in National Labs

Dr. Kimberly Jinnett
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As an increasing number of employers continue to rely on an aging workforce for a majority of their advanced skills work, employers are becoming more concerned about the potential negative impact of chronic health conditions on overall worker health and safety.

Dr. Jacobson Frey and colleagues studied the impact of chronic health conditions, which generally increase with age, on these outcomes in two US Department of Energy National Labs. The study found that chronic conditions in a highly-skilled technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce are prevalent and costly. Results suggest that efforts to prevent or reduce condition comorbidity among employees with multiple conditions can significantly reduce costs and workplace accident rates. For more information on Jodi Jacobson Frey’s research see….. Study highlight Researcher info