Development of an EU framework to assess the overall impacts of occupational health and safety prevention on the performance of construction enterprises

In partnership with Ecorys Netherlands and on behalf of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), we will explore the productivity and business benefits of occupational health and safety (OSH) good practice in the construction sector. The project as a whole will give particular focus to smaller employers who do not always perceive a link between OSH and their bottom-line. IES will contribute UK case-study fieldwork and will lead on an evidence-mapping (desk review) exercise. This work builds on our analysis of the links between wellbeing and productivity, on behalf of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.