Record number :
1570876
Title of article :
An analysis of safety control effectiveness
Author/Authors :
Son، نويسنده , , K.S. and Melchers، نويسنده , , R.E. and Kal، نويسنده , , W.M.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2000
Pages :
8
From page :
187
To page :
194
Abstract :
The cost of injuries and “accidents” to an organisation is very important in establishing how much it should spend on safety control. Despite the usefulness of information about the cost of a companyʹs accidents, it is not customary accounting practice to make these data available. Of the two kinds of costs incurred by a company through occupational injuries and accidents, direct costs and indirect costs; the direct costs are much easier to estimate. However, the uninsured costs are usually more critical and should be estimated by each company. The authors investigate a general model to estimate the above costs and hence to establish efficient safety control. One construction company has been a pilot for this study. By analysing actual company data for three years, it is found that the efficient safety control cost should be 1.2–1.3% of total contract costs.
Keywords :
Safety control effectiveness , accidents , Safety control costs
Journal title :
Reliability Engineering and System Safety
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