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Document ID (ISN)109392
CIS number 09-337
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller P., Haslam C.
Title Why employers spend money on employee health: Interviews with occupational health and safety professionals from British industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.163-169. 31 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; health programmes; economic aspects; United Kingdom; responsibilities of employers
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; sickness absenteeism; ethics; cost-benefit analysis; cost of diseases; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Economic aspects
Occupational health services