Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work: A review of methodologies
What is the real price to pay for not investing in occupational safety and health? Many studies have previously tackled this question by evaluating the costs of poor or non-existent safety and health at work.
The report by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work reviews a selection of these studies and analyses the estimating methods used by each. It focuses on five different types of cost – productivity, healthcare, quality of life, administration and insurance – that emerge as a consequence of poor occupational safety and health and how these costs affect four types of stakeholders – workers, employers, government and society. The report goes on to recommend how these costs should be estimated in the future to best inform policy-makers.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work: A review of methodologies. 2014:
Safety Training Events for February 2015
Manual Handling and Lifting, 10.00-12.00, Tuesday 24 February 2015
General Risk Assessment, 10.00-12.30pm, Tuesday 17 February 2015
Computer Workstation Risk Assessment, 09.30-12.30pm, Monday 9 February 2015
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