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Document ID (ISN)32220
CIS number 79-1797
ISSN - Serial title 0099-0027 - Professional Safety
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rinefort F.C.
Title The economics of safety.
Bibliographic information July 1979, VOl.24, No.7, p.44-47. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract A literature survey of general studies on accident cost and prevention. Topics discussed are valuation of human life (US-$176.000-US-$260.000 according to one study); effects of workmen's compensation insurance; wage differentials depending on hazards involved in a job; government intervention (effectiveness of new laws and penalties); qualitative study (effectiveness of safety programmes, motivation studies); cost-benefit approaches. More research on a number of questions in these areas is needed.
Descriptors (primary) cost of safety; cost of accidents; hazard evaluation; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; remuneration; legislation; workmen's compensation; safety programmes
Document type -
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Economic aspects