Key aspect of safety at work: A comprehensive literature review

  • Maria Cristina Arcuri Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • Gino Gandolfi Università degli Studi di Parma
  • Riccardo Melloni Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia Via Pietro
Keywords: Safety at work, Accident, Economic and Social consequences, Risk assessment, Prevention, Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Maria Cristina Arcuri, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Research fellow

Assistant Professor

Banking and Insurance

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Gino Gandolfi, Università degli Studi di Parma

Full Professor

Department of Economics

SDA Professor of “Banking and Insurance

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Riccardo Melloni, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia Via Pietro

Full Professor

CRIS

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio

Published
2016-11-30