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Document ID (ISN)69686
CIS number 97-1712
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lanoie P., Tavenas S.
Title Costs and benefits of preventing workplace accidents: The case of participatory ergonomics
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.24, No.3, p.181-196. 17 ref.
Internet access 97-1712.pdf [in English]
Abstract This paper provides a cost-benefit analysis of a participatory ergonomics programme conducted at the beginning of the 1990s to reduce back-related disorders among packers at a warehouse of the Société des alcools du Québec in Quebec City, Canada. After evaluation of the costs of the programme, econometric analysis was applied to assess how many accidents had been prevented by the programme, and the direct and indirect costs avoided as a result of such accident reduction were computed. The programme was indeed profitable for the firm.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; cost-benefit analysis; safety programmes; back disorders
Descriptors (secondary) Quebec; manual handling; warehouses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Safety programmes
Economic aspects