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Document ID (ISN)106378
CIS number 07-276
ISSN - Serial title 1341-9145 - Journal of Occupational Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Su T.S., Tsai W.Y., Yu Y.C.
Title An integrated approach for improving occupational health and safety management: The voluntary protection program in Taiwan
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.47, p.270-276. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); plant safety and health organization; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; national organization; occupational diseases; injuries; severity rates; role of insurance institutions; inspection; developing countries; frequency rates; role of government
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes