Key aspect of safety at work: A comprehensive literature review
Safety at work is a challeging issue for firms and governments worldwide. This paper presents a comprehensive literature review on occupational accidents. We analyze causes of injury and risk factors, economic and social consequences, Occupational Health and Safety Management System areas of priority and effectiveness of interventions. We highlight the key role of workers and of prevention programs. Accident prevention is a means of reducing negative effects of accidents and increasing productivity. Furthermore, prevention can raise creditworthiness and lower insurance premiums.
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