Presenteeism A Leading Cause Of Diminishing Productivity

Presenteeism. [prez-uh n-tee-iz-uh m] noun.

Practice of coming to work despite illness.

“Presenteeism The Insidious Raider”

At the turn of the century America’s productivity level was the highest in the industrialized world.

Over the past decade and a half America has continued to experience a decline in our productivity rates.  Economist ascribe the slow growth of wages to this continued decline in productivity.   Today we rank 6th or 8th depending on the study.

Committed To Invigorating Industry’s Heartbeat!

The heartbeat of industry will always be productivity.

At the turn of the century the affects of presenteeism on the heartbeat of industry was scarcely known.

Today, presenteeism is considered one of the leading causes of the degradation of that heartbeat.

Impacting productivity levels by as much as 25%.

Over the past 30 years infectious diseases as well as antibiotic resistant diseases have been on the rise.  As globalization and the transnational flow of goods and services continues to expand the risk of pandemic outbreaks continues to multiply.  At the same time Americans have been experiencing a decrease in overall health.  Higher stress levels, increased rates of chronic illness; depleted nutritional levels of our food and soil, have left us more vulnerable to contracting this growing number of aggressive diseases.

Studies show that 80% of the illnesses that you contract are transmitted through your environment.  Offices are “Bacteria Cafeterias“.  San Diego State University and the University of Arizona tested 90 offices in three cities and found more than 500 species of bacteria.

A recent study conducted by French National Institute of Health and Medical Research analyzed data from  55,185 female registered nurses enrolled in the US Nurses’ Health Study II, which started in 1989.  The study found that nurses that atomize disinfectants for the purpose of cleaning surfaces on a weekly basis have a 32% increase risk of contracting COPD. 

According to OSHA: Today, the number one lung ailment is work related asthma.

Disrupting Communicable Ailments

For the past 13 years Rocco SSC, Inc. has been promoting the benefits of disrupting communicable ailments through a culture building system, that provides proven methods of reducing the impact of presenteeism as well as improving the health and wellness of those we work with and the environment we all share.



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Our matrices improve every aspect of your business:  Our business is improving the health and wellness of your people while protecting the future we have borrowed.


Our matrices are rooted in the kaizen philosophy, small changes that produce impressive result on a continues journey of improvement.

To Service

We create a culture of awareness that grows beyond the workplace and extends into the community.  As an imposed service provider we create hard savings and increased revenue in some cases as high as 19 to 1

Health & Wellness

Doctors advise us that dust is the last great medium of human infection.  It is estimated that you breathe in 2 heaping teaspoons of air particles, “dust” per day.


Average U.S. employee will lose almost 3 months worth of productive hours each year to cold, flu, allergies, headaches and sinus trouble while at work.

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Our focus is creating a sustainable healthier workplace for a healthier you and a healthier tomorrow.

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