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Document ID (ISN)105272
CIS number 06-843
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Amador-Rodezno R.
Title An overview to CERSSO's self evaluation of the cost-benefit on the investment in occupational safety and health in the textile factories: "A step by step methodology"
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol. 36, No. 3, p. 215-229. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract This article describes the development of a tool kit aimed at helping managers and line workers in garment factories to diagnose occupational hazards and to estimate the costs and benefits of investing in occupational safety and health (OSH) as a way to improve productivity and competitiveness. The procedures for using the tool kit and for calculating the prevention costs are described. Since July 2002, about 2400 workers, managers and officials from industry, government and training institutions in Central America and the Dominican Republic have used this instrument. They consistently found that investments in OSH were financially beneficial.
Descriptors (primary) economic aspects; plant safety and health organization; clothing industry
Descriptors (secondary) Latin America; work efficiency; hazard evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; computer applications; computer programme; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNicaragua
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry
Economic aspects