Development of an EU framework to assess the overall impacts of occupational health and safety (OSH) prevention on the performance of construction enterprises
This study developed an EU framework to assess the impacts of OSH prevention on the performance of construction enterprises. The focus in this assessment was on micro-economic benefits of OSH implementation, not societal or sectoral benefits. For this purpose, a taxonomy of costs and benefits of OSH prevention was created based on desk research.
In addition, the study team conducted a mapping of national and sectoral initiatives related to OSH prevention in construction and their costs and benefits profiles. Finally, a financial framework was developed to allow companies to assess their benefits of investing into OSH. The framework was validated in case studies with construction companies as well as in consultation with stakeholders.