Mediclim Forecasts help reduce sickness related absenteeism from work
We have taken care to position ourselves as a tool that can be used to reduce health related absenteeism from work. In the long run we know this can only benefit employees and employers.
Here is some background information that speaks to the value of our initiative:
Utilizing similar research that underlies the Mediclim Index, but through a simpler and less personal approach, the German Federal Government has issued a form of weather related health forecasts since 1989. (Originally they used a single telephone line which, in its first year of operation, handled 1.9 million calls.) Germany still provides forecasts but through different routes. The current head of the meteorological dept that handles this told me that they are watching our effort with interest since our approach is so different from theirs.
The U.K. Met Office, through a time of great fiscal restraint (and that's putting it mildly) continues to maintain an analagous division employing over a dozen people, and has done so for several years.
Both these governments recognize that proper use of the weather forecast in health matters help the public and the companies that keep them in work.
In North America Mediclim Health Forecasts provide this service and we are expanding our efforts in this direction.
Any employer who wishes to know more please be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can save you money.