|Document ID (ISN)||109392|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Miller P., Haslam C.
||Why employers spend money on employee health: Interviews with occupational health and safety professionals from British industry
||Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.163-169. 31 ref.
||Interviews with 18 occupational health and safety professionals at major organizations in the United Kingdom were conducted to explore their motivations, behaviours and information needs about employee health investment. Legal compliance and ethics were found to be important drivers for employee health spending. This spending was generally calculated using data on cost of illness (mostly expressed via sickness absence), direct health expenditure per employee and insurance premiums. Generally, costs were more quantifiable than benefits. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||plant health organization; health programmes; economic aspects; United Kingdom; responsibilities of employers
||legal aspects; sickness absenteeism; ethics; cost-benefit analysis; cost of diseases; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services