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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ICE AND SNOW RELATED INJURIES IN RUSSIAN REGIONS

I. M. Sosenkina (), N. A. Osokin () and A. Yu. Klimentova ()

Strategic decisions and risk management, 2019

Abstract: In recent years, there has been a dynamic increase in injuries associated with winter slippery conditions on the streets of settlements. Injures directly affect the quality of life and costs of specific people, and indirectly – the economic performance of various organizations and foundations to which the injured is related. The costs and loss of profit of organizations, municipalities and the state, due to the winter injuries of the population are analyzed. To this end, an analysis of foreign and Russian studies and various aspects of injuries associated with a controlled cause, icing has been carried out. Developed tools and methods of calculation. The results of the paper indicate that injuries derived from winter slipperiness can has a substantial negative effect on a region’s economy by decreasing it GDP by more than 0.1%. In conclusion the authors stress the importance of enhancing the current statistical monitoring system in Russia to help prevent winter related injuries and implement efficient methodsof preventing road icing to minimize the negative economic impact.

Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.17747/2618-947X-2019-1-58-69

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