• К. Danova O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv
  • V. Malysheva O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv


person with disability, occupational safety, individual risk, trauma


The organization of employment of vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, is an important socio-economic issue, because providing opportunities for professional development creates the conditions for improving the level of economic protectability of disabled person, as well as has a positive influence on his psychological state. However, the employment of people with special needs at the workplaces is connected with an increased risk of injury. This is due to the presence of persistent functional changes in the health state of workers with disabilities, as well as dangerous and harmful factors present at the workplace. Therefore, employers seek to avoid employing people with disabilities, despite the requirements of human rights law, anti-discrimination laws, and programs and services aimed to provide support and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The purpose of the article is to develop a scientifically grounded approach to taking into account the functional state of persons with disabilities in determining the risk of injury at performing production tasks at the workplaces of enterprises of basic sectors of the economy. The novelty of the approach to risk assessment is based on the using individual risk of injury specific to the enterprise of a particular industry, taking into account the functional state of a person with a disability working at a particular workplace, carried out by using the appropriate coefficient. The value of the coefficient depends on the number of criteria for life activity limitations, which are determined by the medical and social expert commission, as well as the maximum value of the severity of the criteria. Thus, the proposed approach allows taking into account not only the general level of injuries inherent in a particular industry, but also the individual characteristics of a particular employee. This approach allows providing the employer with information in decision-making about improving the management system of occupational safety at the enterprise.

Author Biographies

К. Danova, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

PhD, associate professor

V. Malysheva, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

PhD, associate professor


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How to Cite

Danova К., & Malysheva, V. . (2020). TAKING INTO ACCOUNT FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS IN ASSESSING THE RISK OF INJURY OF EMPLOYEE WITH DISABILITY: Array. Municipal Economy of Cities, 3(156), 165–169. Retrieved from https://khg.kname.edu.ua/index.php/khg/article/view/5615