ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SAFETY AT WORK
In the technologies in which live work represents the base of earning, the loss research due to absent work is a complexed social and individual problem. The research conducted on the level of EU members has given the information that those losses are around 4% GDP (gross domestic product). Due to the unsatisfactory record leading it is not possible to calculate how much those losses amount in Croatia, but according to the available data that are related to the number of work related injuries, the situation of work safety in Croatia is not esentialy different then the situation in Europe. The costs of work related injuries are mostly covered by employers, but incurred claims are manifested on the state level. The costs of work related injuries can be divided to the direct and indirect costs. The economic approach to the incurred damaging event (work related injury) is shown in the material, and point out to the direct and indirect costs.
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