This document describes how the data in "The Cost of Injuries to Employers: A Traffic Safety Compendium" were developed. It covers workplace injury incidence, workplace injury cost, and the injury costs paid by employers for injuries on- and off-the-job. Throughout, highway crash injuries receive special emphasis. Injuries cost employers $181 billion annually, or $1,540 per employee. These costs include injuries that occur on-the-job (work-related) and those that occur off-the-job. Almost one third (29%) of health-related fringe benefit costs paid by employers are generated by injuries to workers and their families. Overall injury accounts for 19% of employers' health care costs and 46% of their disability costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Date on cover differs from date on Form DOT F 1700.7; April 1993 is date on cover. Developed in cooperation with the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20037
  • Authors:
    • Miller, T R
  • Publication Date: 1993-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 971
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-91-Z-05140
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1996 12:00AM