Occupational injury and obese workersPosted On: Apr. 6, 2012 12:00 AM CST
The odds of an occupational injury increase when workers are overweight or obese, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study authors looked at a large number of hourly employees for a U.S. manufacturing company and found, among other things, that about 85% of injured workers fit the category. Read the study.