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CNESST - Statistiques annuelles 2017
Ce document contient une série de tableaux et graphiques qui présentent les différentes activités de la CNESST au cours de l'année 2017, en regard des éléments de sa mission, soit la prévention-inspection, la réparation, le financement, les normes du travail et l'équité salariale.??? Source: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/Publications/200/Pages/DC_200_1046.aspx
Reoccurring Injury, Chronic Health Conditions, and Behavioral Health
Gender Differences in the Causes of Workers' Compensation Claims Objective: The aim of this study was o examine how work and nonwork health-related factors contribute to workers' compensation (WC) claims by gender. Methods: Workers (N = 16,926) were enrolled in the Pinnacol Assurance Health Risk Management study, a multiyear, longitudinal research program assessing small and medium-sized enterprises in Colorado. Hypotheses were tested using gender-stratified logistic regression models. Results: For both women and men, having incurred a prior WC claim increased the odds of a future claim...
Beyond Determining Compliance: How Can Workers’ Compensation Insurers’ Exposure Data Be Improved and Used?
The workers' compensation system can be used for more than processing work-related illness or injury insurance claims. The data collected through this system provide valuable information to identify how these injuries and illnesses happen, so that they can be prevented. In recent years, use of workers' compensation injury and illness data in the public health field has grown. However, occupational exposure data (also known as industrial hygiene data) collected by many workers' compensation insurers is understudied. If analyzed, these data may help identify priority hazards and trends...
Evaluation of the Impact of Ambient Temperatures on Occupational Injuries in Spain
Background: Extreme cold and heat have been linked to an increased risk of occupational injuries. However, the evidence is still limited to a small number of studies of people with relatively few injuries and with a limited geographic extent, and the corresponding economic effect has not been studied in detail. Objectives: We assessed the relationship between ambient temperatures and occupational injuries in Spain along with its economic effect. Methods: The daily number of occupational injuries that caused at least one day of leave and the daily maximum temperature were obtained for each Spanish...
Worsening Workers' Health by Lowering Retirement Age: The Malign Consequences of a Benign Reform
In 2003, the retirement age of Swiss construction workers was lowered from 65 to 60. This reform has been intended to improve their health. Our study shows the opposite outcome. The human capital theory suggests that investments in employees' productivity by the employer and the employees themselves depend on the time remaining until their retirement. Hence, we hypothesize that pension reforms that reduce employees' working horizon decrease investments in work-related human capital, which translates into a higher prevalence of sickness absences, a longer absence duration, and worse health...
The Impact of Sickness Absenteeism on Productivity
New Evidence from Belgian Matched Panel Data We investigate the impact of sickness absenteeism on productivity by using rich longitudinal matched employer-employee data on Belgian private firms. We deal with endogeneity, which arises from unobserved firm heterogeneity and reverse causality, by applying a modified version of the Ackerberg et al's (2015) control function method, which explicitly removes firm fixed effects. Our main finding is that, in general, sickness absenteeism substantially dampens firm productivity. An increase of 1 percentage point in the rate of sickness absenteeism entails...
Comparative performance monitoring report 19th Edition
The Comparative performance monitoring report 19th edition - Part 3 compares workers' compensation premiums, entitlements and scheme performance across Australia and New Zealand. The 19th edition is divided into three parts: ?Part 1 – Work health and safety performance ?Part 2 – Work health and safety compliance and enforcement activities ?Part 3 – Premium, entitlements and scheme performance Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/comparative-performance-monitoring-report-19th-edition-part-3
The economic burden of occupational non-melanoma skin cancer due to solar radiation
Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the second most prevalent carcinogenic exposure in Canada and is similarly important in other countries with large Caucasian populations. The objective of this article was to estimate the economic burden associated with newly diagnosed non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) attributable to occupational solar radiation exposure. Key cost categories considered were direct costs (healthcare costs, out-of-pocket costs (OOPCs), and informal caregiver costs); indirect costs (productivity/output costs and home production costs); and intangible costs (monetary value of the...
Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2016–17
The publication presents an overview of the Comcare scheme and includes statistical data on the scheme's workers' compensation performance. Source: http://www.comcare.gov.au/news__and__media/news_latest/comcare_schemeworkers_compensation_statistics_201617
Mental Health Expenditures
Association with Workplace Incivility and Bullying Among Hospital Patient Care Workers Objective: Bullied workers have poor self-reported mental health; monetary costs of bullying exposure are unknown. We tested associations between bullying and health plan claims for mental health diagnoses. Methods: We used data from 793 hospital workers who answered questions about bullying in a survey and subscribed to the group health plan. We used two-part models to test associations between types of incivility/bullying and mental health expenditures. Results: Workers experiencing incivility or bullying had...
Economic Evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health Interventions From the Employer Perspective
A Systematic Review Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of occupational safety and health interventions from the employer perspective. Methods: A comprehensive literature search (2005 to 2016) in five electronic databases was conducted. Pre-2005 studies were identified from the reference lists of previous studies and systematic reviews, which have similar objective to those of this search. Results: A total of 19 randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies were included, targeting diverse health problems in a number of settings. Few...
The cost of work-related stress to society
A systematic review A systematic review of the available evidence examining the cost of work-related stress (WRS) would yield important insights into the magnitude of this social phenomenon. The objective of this review was to collate, extract, and synthesize economic evaluations of the cost of WRS to society. A research protocol was developed. Included cost-of-illness (COI) studies estimated the cost of WRS at a societal level, and were published in English, French or German. Searches were carried out in ingentaconnect, EBSCO, JSTOR, Science Direct, Web of Knowledge, Google, and Google scholar...
Comparing workers’ compensation across Australia and New Zealand
The 2017 Comparison of workers' compensation arrangements in Australia and New Zealand report is now available. Workers' compensation providers, governments and businesses operating across multiple workers' compensation schemes can use this report to compare the coverage, benefits and return to work provisions offered by each scheme. Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/news-and-events/news/comparing-workers-compensation-across-australia-and-new-zealand
Economic evaluations of ergonomic interventions preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders
Systematic review of organizational-level interventions Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) represent a major public health problem and economic burden to employers, workers and health insurance systems. This systematic review had two objectives: (1) to analyze the cost-benefit results of organizational-level ergonomic workplace-based interventions aimed at preventing WMSD, (2) to explore factors related to the implementation process of these interventions (obstacles and facilitating factors) in order to identify whether economic results may be due to a successful or unsuccessful...
CNESST - Statistiques annuelles 2016
Ce document contient une série de tableaux et graphiques qui présentent les différentes activités de la CNESST au cours de l'année 2016, en regard des éléments de sa mission, soit la prévention-inspection, la réparation, le financement, les normes du travail et l'équité salariale. Source: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/Publications/200/Pages/DC_200_1046.aspx
Comparative performance monitoring report 19th Edition
Comparison of work health and safety and workers' compensation schèmes in Australia and New Zealand. Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/comparative-performance-monitoring-report-19th-edition-part-1
The Cost of Occupational Cancer in the EU-28
The aim of this study was to estimate the economic burden of cancer incidence resulting from past occupational exposure to selected carcinogenic agents in the EU-28, so as to assist the trade unions in refining their strategy and actions to tackle occupational cancer. The work involved estimating the current incidence of occupational cancer for the EU-28 and each Member State, and assessing the associated economic costs to workers, employers and governments. A key element of the study was a comprehensive consideration of gender-relevant aspects of occupational cancer. Source: http://www.etui.org...
Return on investment of interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal
There were two key objectives for the work: - To conduct a literature review to identify which interventions are cost-effective in reducing the complications associated with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, neck pain or back pain; - To develop an ROI tool that allows the resource and financial consequences of implementing these cost-effective interventions nationally and at local levels. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653736/musculoskeletal_conditions_return_on_investment_final_report.pdf
Return to work: A comparison of psychological and physical injury claims
The report examines the similarities and differences between psychological and physical claims. Two main areas are considered: RTW by potential influencing factors, and employees responses and experiences. Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/return-work-comparison-psychological-and-physical-injury-claims
Australian workers’ compensation statistics 2015-16
This report provides detailed statistics about workers’ compensation claims in Australia. The statistics provide an indication of Australia’s work health and safety performance over the 15 year period between 2000-01 and 2015-16 and includes data broken down by sex, age, occupation, industry, nature of injury or disease, mechanism of injury or disease, and bodily location of the injury or disease. Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/australian-workers-compensation-statistics-2015-16
The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure
Objectives: To estimate the economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure in Canada. Methods: We estimate the lifetime cost of newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases associated with occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure for calendar year 2011 based on the societal perspective. The key cost components considered are healthcare costs, productivity and output costs, and quality of life costs. Results: There were 427 cases of newly diagnosed mesothelioma cases and 1904 lung cancer cases attributable to asbestos...
An international comparison of the cost of work-related accidents and illnesses
The economic advantages of occupational safety and health have never been more apparent. New estimates from an international project show that work-related accidents and illnesses cost the EU at least EUR 476 billion every year. The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to EUR 119.5 billion. The project results were presented at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore in September and are available on the EU-OSHA website as an interactive data visualisation. Source: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/international-comparison-cost-work-related...
L'économie de la sécurité et de la santé au travail
La valeur de la SST pour notre société Le calcul utilise l'EVCI («espérance de vie corrigée de l'incapacité») en tant qu'indice de mesure des accidents et des maladies d'origine professionnelle. L'outil permet une présentation visuelle accessible des données relatives aux coûts que représentent, pour la société, les accidents et maladies d'origine professionnelle, qui couvre toutes les régions du monde et propose des renseignements plus spécifiques concernant chaque État...
WorkSafeBC Statistics 2016
WorkSafeBC Statistics 2016 is a compendium of statistics that sheds additional light on WorkSafeBC's core areas of operation. This includes claims, assessments, prevention, and service. Source: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/about-us/annual-report-statistics/2016-stats
Occupational health: The value proposition
This report synthesises the evidence from the scientific and wider literature to help illustrate and publicise the benefits that occupational health services provide to employers, workers and to the economy. The evidence demonstrates that there is a rounded business case for investment in occupational health services. Well-integrated and supported workplace health initiatives have been shown to be associated with better employee health status and productivity in the workplace. Research supports the proposition that investments in occupational health add value through reduced costs associated with...
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