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Document ID (ISN)110399
CIS number 09-1207
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) K÷per B., M÷ller K., Zwetsloot G.
Title The occupational safety and health scorecard - A business case example for strategic management
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.35, No.6, p.413-420. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop and validate a method for evaluating the contribution of occupational safety and health to enterprise value. Financial data and data on workers' health were collected from a German automobile manufacturer in order to test which health-related indicators had an impact on financial performance. Based on multivariate regression analyses, health-related interventions were found to contribute significantly to performance factors such as quality, productivity, absenteeism and cost reduction. The Balanced Scorecard approach was found to be an adequate means to control OSH issues within the context of overall enterprise strategic management.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; plant safety and health organization; motor vehicle industry; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; accident absenteeism; cost of accidents; statistical evaluation; description of technique; cost-benefit analysis; injuries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Netherlands
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Economic aspects