The value of OSH —estimating the costs of occupational injuries and diseases

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In a new report, EU-OSHA details the findings of the second part of its ‘Costs and benefits of occupational safety and health’ project. It describes two approaches to estimating the financial burden of work-related diseases, injuries and death.

Cost estimations are provided for five Member States, chosen to represent Europe’s diverse geography, industries and social systems. The report compares the results and explores the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. The methodology and main findings are outlined in the report’s executive summary and via SlideShare.

Estimating the economic impacts of work-related ill health is invaluable for policy-makers. It enables them to make informed decisions about safety and health policies and strategies.



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