Navigation Links
HART Health: Headaches Cause More Than $61 Billion a Year in Lost Time

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Headaches, back pain, arthritis and other aches distract employees and cost companies more than $61 billion a year in lost productive time, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

For individual companies, the cost is $22,000 a year for a company with 50 workers and $88,000 for a company with a staff of 200 people.

Employers can save billions of dollars in lost productive time each year by providing basic first aid supplies and over-the-counter pain medications in the workplace.

"Companies are often blind to the how much the real cost of minor pains such as headaches and back pains adds up to," said Larry Shaw, CEO of HART Health a national manufacturer and distributor of industrial first aid supplies. "It isn't just the hourly wage you have to pay when an employee struggles to get through the workday with back pain or a headache; it's the value of what they could be producing."

Using a sample of nearly 30,000 working adults, researchers found more than half reported having headache, back pain, arthritis or other muscle pain. Overall, 12.7 percent of the workforce reported lost productive time in a two-week period due to these common pains.

HART Health operates a first aid supply franchise that makes it easy for employers reduce the impact of common pain problems in the workplace.

"The cost of providing high quality commercial grade first aid supplies is very small," said Shaw. "Larger companies get huge returns on the cost of the supplies. Our first aid van service is growing at double digit rates as more companies come to understand the true cost of employees who can't treat common pains and aches while on the job."

HART Health manufactures and distributes proprietary commercial grade versions of common over-the-counter medications, including BackPrin, an acetaminophen pain reducer with caffeine for faster relief, and Proprinal, an extremely popular coated ibuprofen tablet.

"We take the headaches out of the process," said Shaw. "The majority of the $61 billion in lost time is easy for companies to recover by having the right first aid supplies available and our company is growing as a result."

For information, please visit www.harthealthfranchise.comContact:Thomas ScottFranchise

Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Consumer Reports Health: Americans With Heartburn Paying Too Much Green For Nexiums Purple Pill
2. Telehealth: Nurse Support Initiatives for Hospitals from Corathers Health
3. Alexza Initiates AZ-104 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Phase 2b Clinical Trial in Patients With Migraine Headaches
4. For Iraq Veterans, Headaches Continue After Traumatic Brain Injury
5. SUMAVEL(TM) DosePro(TM) Available in the United States to Treat Acute Migraine and Cluster Headaches
6. Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks
7. Influenza is Leading Cause of Vaccine-Preventable Deaths for Kids; Despite CDC Recommendations, Moms Still Dont Vaccinate
8. St. Jude Identifies the Specific Cell That Causes Eye Cancer, Disproving Long-Held Theory
9. UNICEF Partners With Causes on Facebook to Launch Charity Gift Feature
10. Not Only Lipids and Inflammation: Insight Into a New Cause of Heart Attack and Other Vascular Disease
11. Mayo Clinic Finds Capsule Endoscopy Can Detect Intestinal Damage Caused by Celiac Disease
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... PUNE, India , November 26, ... --> --> ... Research Report" and "Investigation Report on ... 2019 and 2021 forecasts data and ... library. . ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... --> --> ... analysis of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: ...  report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... On November 10, 2015, Bohrer Brady, LLC filed a ... behalf of a home health care worker who provided companionship services for the elderly, ... workers employed by Humana, Inc., Humana at Home, Inc., and SeniorBridge Family Companies (CT), ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... According to an article published November ... more widely heralded as a breakthrough for performing hernia repairs. The article explains that ... surgery is that it can greatly reduce the pain that a patient might otherwise ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... OH (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Dental ... implants in Cleveland, OH , are invited to attend Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant ... this year in Cleveland, OH. , As the co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... athletic programs, launches new Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the ... for unsuspected cardiac abnormalities. About 2,000 people under the age of 25 die ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 23rd 2015 Cozy Products, ... personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this means for business moving forward. ... with the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal heaters that reduce energy consumption, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):