Economic and social dimensions of occupational health and safety and their central importance in social and responsible business

Eddington, Ian and Eddington, Noela (2005) Economic and social dimensions of occupational health and safety and their central importance in social and responsible business. In: 6th Pan African Conference on Occupational Health, 1-3 Apr 2005, Casablanca, Morocco.

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Abstract

The economic and social dimensions of occupational health and safety are defined. An examination is made of (1) the importance of the role of business in sustainable development, and (2) the importance of occupational health and safety within that role. Value chain construct is used to reveal (a) how, within the economic dimension, health and profitability benefits have been leveraged through the movement of OH&S strategy from the domain of market failure to the domain of non price productivity, and (b) how, within the social dimension, benefits are beginning to emerge from the way in which industry and commerce are changing in response to calls for social and responsible business and safe and civil society. Countervailing forces are acknowledged.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Mr Ian Eddington
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2009 01:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational health and safety, sustainable development, value chain, profitability, safe and civil society
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6109

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