Allard van der Beek in RTL Nieuws and Telegraaf about sick leave and lifestyle interventions at work
Allard van der Beek (Professor of Occupational Epidemiology at the VUmc department of Public & Occupational Health) comments in an RTL nieuws article about sick leave at work, related to the current flu epidemic in the Netherlands.
Van der Beek: ‘’Research shows that people with well-paid jobs call-in sick less often than people with lower well-paid jobs.''
To remain healthy, employers start often at the beginning of the new year lifestyle interventions for their employees to reduce the sick leave- percentage and costs. Van der Beek: ‘’The intention of the employer is good, but they reach often the already physical active workers.’’