Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2016 May;25(2):130-140. 10.5807/kjohn.2016.25.2.130.

Analysis of Cost Benefit Related to Appointing a Health Care Manager in the Construction Industry

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. imague0@naver.com
  • 2Department of Nursing, Cheju Halla University, Jeju, Korea.
  • 3Ministry of Employment and Labor, Sejong, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The construction worker has diverse harmful factors such as noise, dust, and dealing with chemicals. Therefore this research aimed to examine the necessity of appointing a health manager in the construction industry by examining the cost-benefit analysis when the construction industry appoints a health manager.
METHODS
In order to calculate the healthcare staff employment cost and the benefits from their activities in 1,425 construction companies with the staff of 300 or more people during 2011, this study analyzed existing data and existing research data, as well as national data.
RESULTS
Total annual costs were 99,920,070,900 won and total annual benefits were 324,807,182,625 won. Benefits were found to be 224,887,111,725 won exceeding costs. Benefit/cost ratio resulting from appointing a health manager in the construction industry workplaces was 3.25 times.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this research can be used as the base data to make rational decision to positively encourage the employment of healthcare staff in construction companies pursuant to relevant laws.

Keyword

Cost benefit; Construction industry; Health personnnel
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