-- Those not wearing a medical ID were 44 percent more
likely to require a trip to the emergency room.
-- Several respondents reported having allergic food reactions to
elements brought into the workplace, even though their coworkers
were aware of their allergies, and took precautions.
-- Many other food allergy reactions were the result of improperly
labeled food brought in for meetings.
-- In addition to food allergy reactions, the most common incidents
reported were seizures, diabetes related episodes (such as low
blood sugar), asthma attacks and cardiac events.
-- 23 percent of respondents indicated that their employer offered disease
management benefits to their employees including:
-- Annual physical
-- Diabetes education
-- Exercise promotion/availability/resources
-- Nurse hotline
-- Preventative care
-- Smoking cessation assistance
-- Stress management
-- Wellness rewards
-- What respondents do to stay healthy on the job:
-- Drink water 77.0%
-- Snack healthy 48.2%
-- Take regular breaks 46.0%
-- Stretch 32.4%
-- Exercise during lunch 10.9%
-- Nothing 11.3%
-- What respondents do to reduce healthcare costs:
-- Don't smoke 72.1%
-- Annual physical 69.5%
-- Eat right 67.6%
-- Exercise 57.3%
-- Nothing 7.2%
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