WHAT DO US TRAFFIC CRASHES COST EMPLOYERS?
Motor vehicle crash injuries on and off the job cost employers $41.5 billion in 2000 and required them to pay $18.4 billion in wage-risk premiums. Employer health care spending for motor vehicle crashes was $7.7 in 2000. Another $8.6 billion was spent on sick leave and life and disability insurance for crash victims. New York and New Jersey employers carry the heaviest burden per employee in the nation: motor vehicle crash injuries on and off the job cost them $630 and $540 (direct costs) per employee, respectively. Restraint non-use by on-the-job employees cost employers over $1 billion a year in direct costs and a similar amount in wage-risk premiums. The total annual employer cost of alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes exceeds $9.0 billion. Traffic safety programs are a way to reduce employer costs without reducing the fringe benefits offered to employees.
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Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)P.O. Box 4176
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- Miller, T R
- Zaloshnja, E
- Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 47th Annual Conference
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Date: 2003-9-22 to 2003-9-24
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 607-610
- Publication of: ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE MEDICINE
- Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
- ISSN: 0892-6484
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; Costs; Drunk driving; Employers; Injuries; Safety programs; Seat belts; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Utilization
- Geographic Terms: New Jersey; New York (State); United States
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00964944
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Oct 24 2003 12:00AM