A national study led by Harvard Medical School researchers found that insomnia was associated with a much higher percentage of workplace accidents and errors than any other chronic condition. These errors were also more costly. Researchers estimate that insomnia costs employers $31.1 billion annually.
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of commercially insured individuals. Participants were asked about nineteen chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and depression. Researchers looked into medical and pharmaceutical claims to confirm these conditions, and those that reported insomnia were then screened to ensure that their insomnia was not caused by other chronic conditions. Participants were also asked if they caused damage, work disruption, or mistakes that cost their company $500 or more.
Those who suffered insomnia were responsible for 7.2 percent of all costly workplace accidents or errors, which is a 40 percent higher risk than workers with any other condition. These mistakes were also associated with higher costs. 23.7 percent of all costs spent on workplace accidents or errors were generated by individuals with insomnia. Insomnia related errors cost on average $32,062, while non-insomnia errors cost $21,914 on average. This difference was even seen when researchers controlled for educational level, age, and other demographic factors.
Purchase the full study: The Associations of Insomnia With Costly Workplace Accidents and Errors or read an article about the results in Time to learn more.
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Partnerships
Brookdale got back to the basics with the help of PeopleSoft software. It created a basic hiring template that ALFA recognized as a Program to Spotlig...
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Affiliate/Chapter, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA has been poised for progress since its establishment in July 2012. The state is a haven for retirees who are attracted by the climate, cl...
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process
Emeritus Senior Living with partner Benicia, Calif.-based Fischer Group created the innovative “smart store.” As a national company that has grown par...
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, Branding, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Growth Strategies, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Strategy
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
The United States is not prepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, says a new study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studie...
CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Property Management
Independent living communities are now eligible to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star accreditation, joining assisted living ...
Business Planning, Consumer Intelligence, Health Care, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
Health care is starting to organize around meeting resident needs instead of producing transactions such as doctor’s visits or surgical procedures, ac...
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Senior Living Options
America’s seniors are becoming more proactive in improving their health and while they intend to continue living in their current home, most would tur...
Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania in a recent opinion piece made a push for legislation they introduced...
Property Management, Utilities
When choosing an electricity supply contract, customers have several price options. A fixed-price supply contract stipulates that the customer pays th...