Estimating overall costs of occupational injuries in the Finnish industry

Sari Tappura, Noora Nenonen, Jouko Heikkilä, Teemu Reiman, Pirkko-Liisa Rasa, Henriikka Ratilainen

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    The estimation of overall costs incurred due to occupational accident is valuable for emphasising the importance of accident prevention and for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of safety investments. The costs vary greatly depending on the seriousness of the injury and whether quality damages or production losses have occurred. The same cost estimates and calculation models are not valid for all industries. This study reviews and discusses the current overall cost calculation and estimation models for occupational accident. This study utilises the results of two questionnaires directed to Finnish organisations
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual International Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics & Human Factors Society NES 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationErgonomics for Equality
    PublisherNordic Ergonomics Society
    ISBN (Print)978-9979-72-397-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event45th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES 2013 - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 11 Aug 201314 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 45


    Conference45th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES 2013
    Abbreviated titleNES 2013


    • Occupational accident
    • injury
    • costs
    • cost-effectiveness
    • estimation


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