The results of providing inadequate standards of workplace health and safety are generally:
An increase in accidents and ill-health of the workers. Consequently an organisation suffers direct costs such as those arising from:
- Lost production and time dealing with the subsequent investigations;
- Those arising from plant damage and replacement and cleanup activities;
- Paying those involved during absences as a result of accident or ill-health;
- Having to recruit and train replacement labour;
- Costs arising from the possibility of action by the enforcement authorities or
- By a civil claim from the injured parties and The inevitable rise in insurance premiums.
There are also indirect costs related to:
- Poor staff morale which could lead to industrial unrest and high staff turnover and
- The damage done to the organisation‟s reputation which could lead to a loss of orders and a subsequent decrease in its profitability.
The better answers structured their responses under the general headings of direct and indirect costs.
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