Methodology for measuring the occupational health and safety risks in tourism companies

Gjorgjeska, Biljana (2011) Methodology for measuring the occupational health and safety risks in tourism companies. In: 2nd Biennial International Scientific Congress, The influence of tourism on economic development, 27-29.04.2011, Skopje, R. Macedonia.

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Abstract

The methodology for measuring the occupational health and safety risks in tourism companies by numerical risk coefficient is based on the achievements of several US and international research and innovation development programs is presented. The occupational health and safety risks are regarded as a function of three variable factors: L(m) - the likelihood of occurrence of a negative, risk event; C(m) - the consequences from the realization of the same risk event and I(m)- the immediacy of occurrence of the risk event in respect of time. The values of each of these three variables can be measured by the score card estimation tables and can be presented in referent scale of 1 to 10 or of 1 to 100. Thus can be achieved the final estimation of the value of a certain occupational health and safety risk. The advantages and the opportunities for improving of this methodology on an enterprise level are discussed as well. It is pointed out that the main advantage of this methodology is that it can be used even by small tourism companies with low experience for evaluation of health and safety risks. In addition, it is presented a set of criteria for acceptance of the occupational health and safety risks. This includes: the usage of risk matrixes, the “f-N” curves as well as the “ALARP” principle. This methodology can be easily implemented for the needs of risk management within the process of the Macedonian travel and tourism companies. Key words: risk measurement and quantification; risk components, numeric risk coefficients

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Social Sciences > Media and communications
Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Humanities > Other humanities
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Social Sciences > Psychology
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Biljana Gorgeska
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 09:11
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 10:41
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/2850

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