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Marginal socio-economic effects of an employer's efforts to improve the work environment
Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för utbildning och ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi, Nationalekonomi.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-0752-968X
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 2052-4374, Vol. 30, nr 1Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Workplace health promotion (WHP) strongly requires the employer’s efforts to improve the psychosocial, ergonomic, and physical environments of the workplace. There are many studies discussing the socio-economic advantage of WHP intervention programmes and thus the internal and external factors motivating employers to implement and integrate such programmes. However, the socio-economic impacts of the employer’s multifactorial efforts to improve the work environment need to be adequately assessed.

Methods

Data were collected from Swedish company Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) through a work environment survey in April 2014. Different regression equations were analysed to assess marginal effects of the employer’s efforts on overall labour effectiveness (OLE), informal work impairments (IWI), lost working hours (LWH), and labour productivity loss (LPL) in terms of money.

Results

The employer’s multifactorial efforts resulted in increasing OLE, decreasing IWI and illness-related LWH, and cost savings in terms of decreasing LPL.

Conclusion

Environmental factors at the workplace are the important determinant factor for OLE, and the latter is where socio-economic impacts of the employer’s efforts primarily manifest.

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2018. Vol. 30, nr 1
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workplace health promotion; employer's multifactorial efforts; overall labour effectiveness; informal work impairments; labour productivity loss; illness-related lost working hours
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26007DOI: 10.1186/s40557-018-0212-5ISI: 000424338600001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85041455434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-26007DiVA, id: diva2:1173785
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Work environmental economicsTilgjengelig fra: 2018-01-14 Laget: 2018-01-14 Sist oppdatert: 2018-12-05bibliografisk kontrollert

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