OTC Medications In The Workplace? Here’s What Your Co Workers Think…

89% of workers indicated that having OTC medications available from a nurse made it possible to complete their shift

University of Michigan Study Findings:

  • The workers surveyed reported visiting their company’s health/medical department on average 10 times per year.
  • The top four worker complaints that occurred while on the job were headaches, colds/sinus problems, muscle ache/pain, and burns.
  • 73% of those surveyed regularly experienced headaches and cold and sinus symptoms while at work.
  • More than half (55%) of those surveyed experienced muscle and joint pain at work.
  • Almost half (46%) of employees experienced cuts and burns on their skin while on the job.
  • 89% of those surveyed believed the over0the-counter medications provided by the company helped them feel well enough to complete their shifts.
  • Employees strongly agree with the statement: “I highly recommend having over-the-counter medications available to workers in other work sites that currently do not have over-the-counter medications in place.”

University of Michigan workplace study sponsored by Medique Products.

Other Facts About Lost TIme in the Workplace:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control there are 358 million work-loss days each year related to acute conditions.
  • Each year, there are more than 75 million work-loss days due to influenza.

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