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United States Occupational Health Market Report 2023: A $1.49 Billion Industry by 2028

Increasing focus on employer-sponsored medical health coverage bodes well for the sector.

According to the “US Occupational Health Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Offerings, Category, Employee Type, Site Location, and Type” by, the US occupational health market size is expected to grow from $1.187 billion in 2022 to $1.496 billion by 2028. It is estimated to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% from 2022 to 2028.

The market growth is attributed to a high focus on employer-sponsored medical health coverage and accelerating adoption of workplace wellness programs. However, the health-associated risks at the workplace hamper the market’s growth.

US Heathcare marketAccording to the CDC, workplace health models are an important stage in promoting physically and mentally healthy and protected work culture and rolling out disease prevention programs. For example, in the US, people working full-time spend on average more than one-third of the day, five days per week, at their workplaces.

Through an effective workplace health model, employers having the intention to offer safe and hazard-free workplaces will experience lucrative opportunities for promoting individual health by fostering a healthy environment for more than 159 million workers in the US. Additionally, the effective implementation of workplace health models reduces health risks by improving workers’ quality of life. Also, maintaining a healthier workforce lowers direct costs such as insurance premiums and workers’ compensation claims.

The CDC runs the Workplace Health Model promotion in the US. As a result, 46% of worksites in the US have been implementing workplace health programs that focus on physical activity, nutrition and stress reduction. Additionally, the CDC has designed a Worksite Health Scorecard to assist employers in effectively implementing evidence-based interventions at their workplace.

The initiative is also meant to help it select and implement suitable strategies for improving workers’ health. For instance, as per the CDC, 156 million full-time workers in the US are spending the majority of their working hours at work, which further promotes the rollout of workplace health model programs to reach different population classes, which otherwise are not involved in any public health promotion programs, campaigns and messages.

Robotics-led automation of tasks will bring a new diverse trend in the occupational health market. The availability of relatively inexpensive robots capable of performing in a shared environment with human workers has driven a new robotic era. For example, human workers are equipped with performance-enhancing robotic devices such as robotic exoskeletons and other capacity-enhancing prostheses.

Collaborative robots are designed for direct interaction with humans, and these can be of three types – industrial, professional, and personal service robots. The implementation of robotics in workplace is likely to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances, environments, and physical agents. For example, robotics is being deployed for handling radioactive materials and working in high-dust exposure environments, resulting in health and safety benefits, production efficiency, and quality improvements.

Additionally, the incorporation of sensors has increased exponentially as countless remote wireless sensors are now employed for monitoring worksites and facilities. Similarly, risk assessment with new technologies quickly determines workers’ safety and health issues.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the US Department of Labor has issued a mandatory national standard to curb the cases of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders among workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is commonly found in many countertop materials and stone derivatives.

Report Insights

  • The US occupational health market is divided into two main segments: physical well-being and social and mental well-being.
  • In 2022, the physical well-being segment dominated the market, holding a larger share.
  • However, during the forecast period, the social and mental well-being segment is expected to exhibit a higher CAGR.
  • Physical well-being encompasses various aspects, including good nutrition, regular physical activity, proper hygiene, and adequate rest.
  • Investing in physical well-being in the workplace can lead to increased productivity.
  • Workplace wellness programs promoting physical activity can contribute to a healthier workforce, resulting in reduced healthcare costs for both employers and employees.
  • Physical activity at work has positive effects on mood, stress reduction, and anxiety prevention, contributing to overall mental health.

Key Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

  • High Focus on Employer-Sponsored Medical Health Coverage
  • Accelerating Adoption of Workplace Wellness Programs

Market Restraints

  • Health-Associated Risks at Workplaces

Market Opportunities

  • Implementation of Workplace Health Models

Future Trends

  • Incorporation of Robotics for Enhancing Occupational Health

Company Profiles

  • Premise Health Holding Corp
  • Occucare International LLC
  • Examinetics Inc
  • Concentra Inc
  • Ascension Health Alliance
  • Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp
  • WorkCare Inc
  • e3 Diagnostics Inc
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Workwell Occupational Medicine LLC

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