HR Benefits of Bone Density Testing
A healthy workforce equates to a more productive workforce and that has a direct relationship to the culture, atmosphere and profits of your business. Bone density testing of your employees is beneficial to the individual and specifically to your HR in the ffg ways:
*Bone density testing increases awareness of bone and
overall health and encourages a healthy lifestyle thereby increasing employee energy
levels, motivation and productivity.
*Testing is safe and cost effective, including an e-mail
of results and suggestions to each person tested and a statistical report will be issued to HR. All data is saved and may easily be compared and correlated during the next cycle of
*The decrease in bone density and quality in younger
people is more common than general perception suggests. There is an alarming trend of
younger individuals who are classified as osteopenic (the pre-cursor stage). Maintaining a healthy,
productive workforce is key and can be done by the awareness created by bone density testing.
of a random set of people at an oil company based in Sandton in
2014 revealed that 50% of people were either osteopenic or worse. This indicates that a large
number of our current workforce will be osteoporotic in a few years from now.)
link between smoking and deterioration of bone quality provides a perspective
from which to tackle the “smoking issue” and decrease absenteeism. (South
African companies suffer payroll costs of between 6% and 10%, which can equate to R20 billion per year in some cases. Also a Duke University study shows that
smokers take longer to recover from illness and injury and are absent from work 50% more than
*Women who sit for long periods of time are 50% more
likely to develop a hip fracture as a result of osteoporosis than their more active
counterparts. This puts people who have desk jobs at higher risk for osteoporosis.
*Fractures, which are the primary symptoms of
osteoporosis, would leave any employee with a degree of decreased functionality as the areas where these f fractures most commonly occur are the hips, back, wrist and jaw (one or all of which
are a basic requirement in performing most daily job duties)
*Employees are motivated by your interest in their health
on a deeper level, maintaining employee satisfaction
*Testing is quick taking only a few minutes, and minimizes the time any individual is required to be away from their workstation.
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We understand the implications of "downtime" to your business and we therefore provide convenient onsite testing at your office or preferred location. The test is quick and we strive to provide a fast efficient service that minimizes the time each person is away from their workstation.
Osteo Health Matter’s bone density testing program assists in preventing or minimizing risk of osteoporosis. It is a mobile service available to the community through pharmacies, as part of workplace and corporate health and wellness programs, and at health and fitness centers.
The program personalizes and quantifies the importance of lifelong bone health. The healthy lifestyle recommendations empowers individuals to make informed choices for bone health and osteoporosis prevention, and generates awareness to benefit all adults.
Include bone density testing in your corporate or workplace health and wellness calendar.
Osteo Health Matters will come to your corporate or workplace locations.
Both men and women should be tested.
Beneficial for adult of all ages
This is a healthy bones program, the aim is to minimize risk related progression toward osteoporosis. Each person tested receives information to help them keep their bones as strong and healthy as possible for the rest of their lives.