The loss of muscle mass and strength due to increasing age and lack of physical activity create a true risk factor in the workplace today. Individuals who fall into this category are at risk for injury, loss of functionality, reduced capability of being active and increased weight.
While all of these things may not be immediately life threatening, consider what impact loss of strength has on your workforce:
- Increased medical and disability claims
- Decreased ability to efficiently and safely perform a job
- Increased lost-time
- Decreased daily functionality
According to our database of new hire industrial workers, 14% of those workers fall into the High Risk category for injury or disease. Another 60% fall into the Moderate Risk category with only 26% of the current workforce considered to be at Low Risk for injury or disease.
This means that 74% of workers are at Moderate or High Risk for developing one or more of the following:
- Injury on the job or at home
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Adult onset diabetes