How Productive Is Workplace Health and Safety?

I. Sebastian Buhai, Elena Cottini, Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

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    Abstrakt

    In this paper, we investigate the causal impact of workplace health and safety practices on firm performance, using Danish longitudinal matched employer–employee data merged with unique cross-sectional representative firm survey data on work environment conditions. We estimate standard production functions, augmented with workplace environment indicators, addressing both time-invariant and time-varying potentially relevant unobservables in the production process. We find positive and large productivity effects of improved physical dimensions of the health and safety environment, specifically, “internal climate” and “monotonous repetitive work”.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Economics
    Vol/bind119
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)1086-1104
    ISSN0347-0520
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2017

    Emneord

    • Firm performance
    • Job quality
    • Production function estimation
    • Work environment

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