Calculating the international return on prevention for companies - Project report

Investment in safety and health in enterprises has a direct and measurable cost-benefit potential, the results of a joint study have found. The study compared data on interventions and analysed practices in over 300 companies from 19 countries. The results indicate that the cost-benefit potential for investments in prevention may be as strong as 1:2.2, and even higher for direct interventions, for example investments in preventive medical check-ups and safety training.
This report is the the result of a common project by the the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Energy, Textile, Electrical and Media Products Sector (BG ETEM) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). Download the report here.