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Document ID (ISN)107581
CIS number 08-31
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Robson L.S., Clarke J.A., Cullen K., Bielecky A., Severin C., Bigelow P.L., Irvin E., Culyer A, Mahood Q.
Title The effectiveness of occupational health and safety management system interventions: A systematic review
Bibliographic information Mar. 2007, Vol.45, No.3, p.329-353. Illus. 80 ref.
Internet access 08-0031.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) programme evaluation; plant safety and health organization; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; computerized data bases; economic aspects; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes