Hypertension and Employee Health

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a potentially serious health condition that involves a force of blood against the artery walls that is too high. An employee might suffer high blood pressure for a variety of reasons, but regardless, he or she could be at risk for serious problems.

Unfortunately, high blood pressure affects millions of people all over the world and can greatly affect the abilities for a person to work at a regular job. As an employer, it’s important for you to know how to assess the health and capabilities of each of your workers, and WorkSTEPS makes this easier with pre- and post-employment evaluations.

Dangers of Hypertension

With an employment evaluation, an employee may be able to discover and treat their hypertension before it completely inhibits their ability to continue working for you. Hypertension can lead to dangerous circumstances for employees including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Dizziness / loss of coordination
  • Headaches, possibly migraines
  • Nosebleeds

The effects of hypertension can affect the way a person functions; additionally, even if a person does not show symptoms of hypertension they could still be at serious risk for a heart attack or stroke. Pre- and post-employment evaluations can be helpful in discovering unsafe health conditions.

Contact an Employment Evaluation Representative Today

If you or someone you know might benefit from a pre- or post-employment evaluation, the representatives of WorkSTEPS might be able to help you. Contact our offices today by calling (512) 617-4100 to learn more about our nationwide services. We strive to help employers create safe, efficient workplace.