RR897 - The costs to Britain of workplace injuries and work-related ill health in 2006/07 - Workplace fatalities and self reports
This research report presents an updated method for estimating the aggregate 'costs to Britain' of workplace injuries and new cases of work-related ill health, along with updated unit costs associated with an individual workplace injury or new case of ill health ('appraisal values').
The previous aggregate cost estimates were produced for 2001/02 and the previous unit cost estimates were in 2006 prices. The unit costs had developed separately and with a slightly different methodology to the aggregate costs and so were not strictly comparable.
This report provides a comprehensive update of the costs to Britain analysis, and includes:
- An improved cost estimation methodology, making best use of the data available at the time the project was undertaken.
- As close an estimate as possible of the aggregate costs to Britain of workplace fatalities, workplace injuries, and new cases of work-related ill health associated with working conditions in the financial year 2006/07.
- Corresponding estimates of the appraisal values for 2006/07 that are fully consistent with the aggregate cost estimates.
- Putting the aggregate costs and appraisal values on the same footing by calculating both in a single integrated spreadsheet model.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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