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The costs of poor safety in the workplace

Jacobson, David and Mottiar, Ziene (1997) The costs of poor safety in the workplace. DCU Business School Research Paper Series. (Paper No. 21). Dublin City University Business School, Ireland. ISSN: 1393-290X

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Over the last two years we have conducted research on the costs of accidents in the workplace, monitoring 14 firms in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) over a 12 week period in 1995, and 11 firms in Northern Ireland (NI) over a 12 week period in 1996. Using a standard Report Form (Appendix I) which was filled in by the appropriate manager for every accident over the period, we have been able to obtain interesting case study information on the nature of the costs of accidents. In this paper we discuss costs of accidents in general (Section II), then describe our research methodology (Section III). The next section, section IV, presents the information on the costs of accidents arising from the research, in three sub-sections: total costs, direct vs indirect costs, and insured vs uninsured costs. In section V, we briefly summarise some of the recent literature on the prevention of accidents. Finally, section VI provides a brief conclusion.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 21)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Work-Place; Safety;
Subjects:Business > Management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School > DCU Business School Research Paper Series
Publisher:Dublin City University Business School
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2174
Deposited On:27 Nov 2008 14:15 by Rachel Keegan. Last Modified 03 Nov 2016 13:10

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