Economic analysis of occupational health in Estonian enterprises

Autorid: Rõa K , Merisalu E
Väljaandja/tellija: Barents Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Märksõnad: tööohutus, tööõnnetused, töötervishoid, töötingimused, majandus, kulud, ennetamine, tööandjad, töötajad, traumad
Välja antud: 2010
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Rõa, Keiu; Merisalu, Eda (2010). Economic analysis of occupational health in Estonian enterprises. Barents Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 13(3), 89 - 91.
Alamvaldkonnad:Füüsiline, bioloogiline, keemiline, sotsiaalne ja psühholoogiline keskkond
Kirjeldus: Occupational safety is part of an enterprise¿s business strategy, and helps to decrease injuries and illness, increase profits, and create jobs. Companies that consistently invest in safety realize a positive bottom line results in reduced absenteeism, lower turnover rates, higher productivity and a positive brand image. Studies have revealed that following occupational safety initiatives leads to an average increase of 71% in cost-benefits, 66% in productivity and 44% in quality.
The Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia, together with Ernst & Young, carried out an analysis of the cost of occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulation in Estonia. The aim of the survey was to identify the cost of implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Law for companies. The analysis covered five main topics of OH&S Law:
1. Training, guidance and informing employees about OH&S
2. Risk assessment
3. Preventive actions (health checks, individual and collective protective equipment)
4. OH&S institutions in companies (work environment specialist, work
environment representative, work environment board)
5. Occupational injuries and diseases (including registration, investigation and reporting accidents).