E-Bulletin - Spring Edition
Date: 28 Apr 2014
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Cancer and Work
Cancer kills around 1.2 million people each year in the European Union. Between
65 000 and 100 000 of these deaths are believed to be directly caused by working conditions. Others are the result of environmental exposures which, in many cases, are themselves related to firms’ business activities.
Annually the average sickness absence is 3.5% (8 days per employee) and the average cost of absence per employee is estimated at £666. If you employ 100 people sickness absence is costing your business £66,000 each year. (CIPD Employee Absence, July 2008).