OSH Economic Benefits

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Oct 29, 2018
Health Risk Calculator - Center for Health, Work & Environment


Prioritizing worker health, safety, and well-being is good for employees and their employers. Our research has found that when employees' health improves, workers' compensation costs go down. Find out how much your organization could save by investing in worker health and safety.

Source: CHWE

Jul 23, 2018
Workplace Incident Cost Calculator


This calculator, developed by WorkSafe BC, uses sample incident and injury scenarios to show why a safe workplace is good business.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 26, 2017
Making the Business Case for Safety and Health: Economic Benefits of Workplace Safety and Health


he following resources provide background on the economic benefits of workplace safety and health and how safety managers and others may demonstrate the value of safety and health to management.

Source: OSHA

Sep 01, 2016
How financing constraints affect workplace safety


A new study has examined how financing constraints impact workplace safety and the implications for firm value and employee welfare.

Source: Science Daily

Aug 01, 2013
Infographic on "The True Cost Of A Work Related Injury"


This infographic, provided by Safetyvideos.com, illustrates how work-related injuries cost more than many people realize.

Source: Safety Videos

Jul 01, 2009
Occupational Safety and Health and Economic Performance in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: a review


The present review examines the link between Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and economic performance, especially as it relates to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). It is essential to stress from the outset that while there is no clear definition of economic performance, there are indicators that can examine the concept and its importance to businesses.

Source: European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Jan 01, 2005
Safety Culture: A review of the literature


This document reviews the literature on safety culture, focusing particularly on research carried out from 1998 onwards.

Source: HSE