|Document ID (ISN)||106378|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1341-9145 - Journal of Occupational Health
|Convention or series no.
||Su T.S., Tsai W.Y., Yu Y.C.
||An integrated approach for improving occupational health and safety management: The voluntary protection program in Taiwan
||2005, Vol.47, p.270-276. Illus. 25 ref.
||This article describes the voluntary protection programme (VPP) for occupational safety and health management implemented in Taiwan. It uses the resources of third parties and insurance providers to accredit a self-improving worksite with the benefits of waived general inspection and insurance premium reductions. A designated institute accepts the enterprise's application, performs document review and organizes the onsite inspection. After ten years, the efforts have shown a dramatic reduction in occupational injuries and illness in the worksites granted certification. VPP worksites, in comparison with all industries, had a 49% lower frequency rate in the past three years. The severity rate reduction was 80% in the same period. The results demonstrate that an employer voluntary protection programme is a promising strategy for a developing country.
||Taiwan (China); plant safety and health organization; safety programmes
||occupational accidents; national organization; occupational diseases; injuries; severity rates; role of insurance institutions; inspection; developing countries; frequency rates; role of government
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work