22/08/2019

Estimating the costs of occupational injuries and diseases

In tough economic times, it's important to remember that poor workplace
safety and health costs money. What's more, case studies show that good OSH management
in a business is linked to improved performance and profitability.

In a new report, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work details the
findings of the second part of its ‘Costs and benefits of occupational safety
and health' project. It describes two approaches to estimating the financial
burden of work-related diseases, injuries and death.

Cost estimations are provided for five Member States, chosen to represent
Europe's diverse geography, industries and social systems. The report compares
the results and explores the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work