Brier Grieves February 11, 2016 No Comments

Employers who make significant investments in worker health and safety programs often outperform other companies in the market, according to a study published in last month’s edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). The study, conducted by the Underwriters Laboratories Integrated Health and Safety Institute, ran investment simulations for 17 companies with proven health or safety programs.

For a standard of health, the authors used recipients of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA). In the investment models, CHAA companies outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) by a wide margin, and, in some scenarios, actually tripled the return of the S&P 500.

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