Today, there are multiple health issues plaguing the workplace. The annual cost of chronic pain in the U.S. is as high as $635 billion a year, more than the yearly costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Chronic pain can have a direct impact on health and productivity, including deteriorated health, poorer work performance and working days lost due to absenteeism. For example, a study found that migraine sufferers cost Singapore $1 billion in economic losses in 2018.
To address the need for better employee health and workplaces in Asia, the Progressive Alliance Towards Healthy Workplaces (PATHw) was formed to address the key health issues that plague workplaces in the region, and drive employers and employees to adopt healthier behaviours. Established in November 2019, the coalition brings together experts from diverse walks of employee health and well-being to offer unique perspectives and solutions that promote healthier workplaces.
PATHw is spearheading this regional roundtable webinar. Through this session, we aim to drive more awareness on healthy workplaces and the positive impact healthy and efficient employees can have on the workplace and the overall economy in Asia.