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Economic Dimension of Occupational Safety and Health

January 2009

Occupational Safety and Health is at the heart of economics. It is generally assumed that a healthy workforce in safe workplaces is more productive and uses less social and health care expenses. This is even more important in Europe with an ageing workforce. Therefore, the European Union (EU) has granted a subsidy for a concerted action on the economic dimension of occupational health and safety as part of its seventh research framework programme.

The aim of ECOSH is to bring together researchers, employers, unions, policymakers and other stakeholders.

In three workshops they will discuss new and innovative ways of using economics for occupational safety and health.

Workshops will be prepared by a group of experts in the area. The following workshops will be organised:

  1. The impact of OSH and OSH interventions on company performance
    Helsinki, Finland, 23 and 24 January 2009
  2. Economic evaluation of OSH interventions
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 17 and 18 September 2009
  3. Economic incentives for the uptake of OSH measures
    Lodz, Poland, 27 and 28 November 2009

There will be a limited number of places available for the various stakeholders.

For registration and further information email: