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Summary

Obtaining the cost of accidents continues to be an issue facing safety and health personnel, management, policy makers, and researchers. Estimated costs are used to set priorities, make program decisions, make business decisions, make personnel decisions, support budget decisions, as well as make other cost-affecting decisions. These decisions and other activities are based upon the accuracy of the data on the company's safety and health

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record. Accident/incident records and the cost of providing for the safety and health of employees must be accurate and reliable. A good safety and health accounting system serves as the basis for making informed and reliable management decisions.

Further Readings

Reese, C.D. Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques (Second Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012. Reese, C.D. Occupational Health and Safety Management (Third Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2016.

Reese, C.D. and J.V. Eidson. Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety & Health (Second Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC/Lewis Publishers, 2006.

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Training and Education. OSHA Voluntary Compliance Outreach Program: Instructors Reference Manual. Des Plaines, IL: US Department of Labor, 1993.

 
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