Each year, U.S. employers shoulder the majority of the nearly $2 trillion spent nationally on health care. Many executives and business owners are realizing that employee wellness programs that help workers lose weight or quit smoking also create robust return-on-investments.
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Construction workers are particularly at risk for health effects caused by asphalt exposure including skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough and skin cancer.
Workplace wellness programs are now available at about half of U.S. employers with 50 or more employees, according to a 2013 RAND Health study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...