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Asady H, Mazloumi A, Zarif-Yeganeh M, Hosseini M, Haghshenas M, Hajizadeh-Moghadam P. Financial estimate of productivity loss due to work-related deaths in Iran. JHSW. 2017; 7 (1) :53-62
URL: http://jhsw.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5590-en.html

1- M.Sc., Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , amazlomi@tums.ac.ir
3- Pharm D-MPH, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- M.Sc., Environmental and Occupational Health Center, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
6- B.Sc., Environmental and Occupational Health Center, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1797 Views)

Introduction: One of the important consequences of globalization and development, especially in developing countries, are occupational accidents. As, today the economic burden due to these accidents is remarkable on the country’s economy. The aim of this study was financial estimate of the productivity loss due to work-related deaths in Iran in 2013.

Material and Method: In this study, occupational accident data were used registered in the environmental and occupational health center, in Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. A formula used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention America (CDC) was used to estimate the productivity loss. Finally, after replacing the necessary parameters amount of productivity loss was calculated.

Result: The total lost years of life were calculated 1293.15 years due to the deaths caused by occupational accidents. The total amount of monetary loss due to the productivity loss in the country, was estimated 730513.06 Rials. The greatest loss was in the 59-50 years old age group.

Conclusion: The negative rate of productivity, the large quantity of the discount rate, low life expectancy in the country as well as the low wages of the workers, are the likely reasons for minimal negative impact of the workforce deaths on the country’s productivity.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/5 | Accepted: 2017/03/5 | Published: 2017/03/5

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