The Economics of Occupational Safety and Health 1

The Economics of Occupational Safety and Health

3rd of February 2021
Online course

9:00-16:45 (CET – Swedish, Danish and Norwegian time)

About this course

The intention of this OSH Economics course is to provide participants with methodological skills and practical capabilities to undertake and evaluate economic analyses on OSH issues. The course will be held on a level which is comprehensible also for non-economists. Some other issues will also be addressed with the aim of increasing the awareness of the value of economic calculations in the internal OSH governance.

Main topics

  • The state of art in the economics of OSH
  • Promotion and economic assessment of personnel productivity
  • The personnel, well-being and health as intangible assets
  • Calculation models
  • Cases and their costing
  • Practical calculation sessions
  • The business case for health and safety

Course objectives

The purpose of the course is:

  • to present recent international research findings and cases related to the economic analysis of OSH activities.
  • to demonstrate the basic approaches of making economic analysis in the OSH area
  • to help participants to make economic evaluations of their own cases
  • to improve the participants’ ability to reason in economic terms about OSH
  • to provide guidance on preparing a business case.

Target groups

  • OSH officials of private and public organisations
  • policy makers
  • OSH researchers

Price information

The price of the course is EUR 50.

It is possible to pay by invoice and credit card.

General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received before January, 18th 2021: full refund
Cancellations received by January, 18th 2021 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Subject background

Economic considerations are of major importance when making decisions about the content and scope of OSH activities, both at the workplace and national levels. Consequently, there is great value in having up to date knowledge on recent evidence in the area and on practical methods to conduct and evaluate economic analyses in this context.


Contact person

Course leader

Guy Ahonen, Professor, Human resource accounting, Helsinki, Finland
email: guy.ahonen@professori.fi

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager

Cecilia Weckman
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 1258 748
email: cecilia.weckman@niva.org

Course leader

Guy Ahonen

  • Professor, Human resource accounting, Helsinki, FI

Course lecturers

Emile Tompa 1

Emile Tompa

  • Dr, Senior scientist, Institute for Work & Health, CA
Jukka Takala

Jukka Takala

  • Dr, Adjunct Prof, DSc MSc BSc FFOM (Hon), Executive Director emeritus, President, International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH)
Ossi Aura

Ossi Aura

  • PhD, Independent researcher, FI
Steinar Aasnaess

Steinar Aasnaess

  • Assistant professor, University of South-East Norway, NO
Tomi Hussi

Tomi Hussi

  • Organisational and people development specialist, FI

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