|Document ID (ISN)||107581|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Robson L.S., Clarke J.A., Cullen K., Bielecky A., Severin C., Bigelow P.L., Irvin E., Culyer A, Mahood Q.
||The effectiveness of occupational health and safety management system interventions: A systematic review
||Mar. 2007, Vol.45, No.3, p.329-353. Illus. 80 ref.
||08-0031.pdf [in English]
||A variety of occupational safety and health management systems (OSH-MS), standards, guidelines, and audits has been developed and disseminated over the past 20 years. This literature review aimed to synthesize the best available evidence on the effects of OSH-MS interventions on employee health and safety and associated economic outcomes. Eight bibliographic databases covering a wide range of fields were searched. Thirteen articles met the study's relevance and methodology criteria. Although the studies' results were generally positive, the review concluded that the body of evidence was insufficient to make recommendations either in favour of or against OSH-MSs. This was due to the heterogeneity of the methods employed, the small number of studies, their generally weak methodological quality and the lack of generalizability of many of the studies.
||programme evaluation; plant safety and health organization; safety programmes
||literature survey; computerized data bases; economic aspects; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work