The value of workplace safety

A time-based utility analysis model

Donald A. Hantula, Amy K. Rajala, Ellyn G. Brecher Kellerman, Jennifer Bragger

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Abstract

The economic impact of a combined behavioral and ergonomic safety intervention in two self-insured manufacturing organizations over four years was assessed through use of utility analysis. Overall utility of the safety intervention programs for both organizations was positive, with rates of return of direct costs in worker's compensation exceeding 10:1 in some cases. These data are among the first to address the economic costs and benefits of safety interventions, and show that whereas safety interventions can be costly and payoffs sometimes delayed, the long-term economic impact can be substantial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-98
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior Management
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

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Workplace
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Economics
Organizations
Workers' Compensation
Human Engineering
Ergonomics
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs
Costs and Cost Analysis
Utility analysis
Workplace safety
Economic impact

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Hantula, Donald A. ; Rajala, Amy K. ; Brecher Kellerman, Ellyn G. ; Bragger, Jennifer. / The value of workplace safety : A time-based utility analysis model. In: Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. 2001 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 79-98.
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