Author: Public Citizen
Publisher: Public Citizen
Summary: Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost Washington residents $762 million between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows. The report, “The Price of Inaction: A Comprehensive Look at the Costs of Injuries and Fatalities in Washington’s Construction Industry,” quantifies the estimated costs of deaths and injuries in the state’s construction industry by considering an array of factors. From 2008 to 2010, Washington recorded 34,700 construction industry injuries and illnesses, of which 16,600 required days away from work or job transfer.
Authors: Susan M. Moore, PhD and Jonisha Pollard, MS
Publisher: Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research (vol. 6, no. 3, Winter 2010)
Summary: A study showing that mining companies can save significantly when they take the steps to reduce workers’ knee injuries.
Title: A Survey of the Safety Roles and Costs of Injuries in the Roofing Contracting Industry (2006)
Summary: Article reviews the direct and indirect costs resulting from workplace injuries in the roofing industry. Loss of productivity and schedule disruptions were the most expensive indirect costs.
Resource: ASSE Academics Journal
Title: The Costs of Violence/Stress at Work and the Benefits of a Violence/Stress-Free Working Environment (2001)
Summary: This report explores the issues of stress and violence at work with the aim of establishing the costs these problems may present to the individual, the organization and society.
Resource: ILO (pdf)
Title: The Economics of Safety, Health, and Well-Being at Work: An Overview (2000)
Publisher: Peter Dorman
Summary: An overview of how and why safety and health is an integral component of business economics.
Resource: ILO (pdf)
Title: Key Findings from the Workplace Safety Index (1998 – 2001)
Publisher: Liberty Mutual
Summary: Key findings and resources relating to workplace accidents and costs.
Title: Injury Rates as an Indicator of Business Success
Publisher: Industrial Health Vol. 44(2006), pages 166-168
Summary: Study of new small businesses that registered with the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia. A statistical correlation was found between workplace safety and health and the survival of a small business. Businesses that failed within one to two years of start-up had an average injury rate of 9.71 while businesses that survived more than five years had an average injury rate of 3.89 in their first year of business.
Title: Estimating the Costs of Unintentional Injuries (2007)
Publisher: National Safety Council
Summary: This bulletin illustrates how costs can be estimated for a community or state.