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Synthesis and recommendations of the economic evaluation of OHS interventions at the company level conference.

Authors
Biddle-E; Ray-T; Owusu-Edusei-K; Camm-T
Source
J Saf Res 2005 Aug; 36(3):261-267
NIOSHTIC No.
20028087
Abstract
Problem: In today's economic environment, enterprises may not be able to fund every new project aimed at promoting health and safety in the workplace. Company level economic evaluation of interventions can provide guidance in sound business decision-making. The Economic Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Interventions at the Company Level Meeting brought together members of the global occupational safety and health community interested in encouraging the use of economic knowledge and tools to evaluate economic gains from occupational health and safety interventions. Discussion: Discussions of the six models presented explored similarities, reliability, and potential use by corporate enterprises, small and medium enterprises, developing and transitioning nations, and economic theorists. Each group provided specific projects that could be pursued to advance knowledge in the area of economic evaluation at the company level. Conclusion: This conference established pathway to incorporate economic evaluation of health and safety interventions or programs at the workplace.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-safety-programs; Workplace-studies; Worker-health; Models; Health-programs; Health-protection; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research
Contact
E. Biddle, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road. M/S 1811, 26505 Morgantown, WV, United States
CODEN
JSFRAV
Publication Date
20050801
Document Type
Journal Article; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
EBiddle@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0022-4375
NIOSH Division
DSR; DART
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Social and Economic Consequences
Source Name
Journal of Safety Research
State
WV
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