|Document ID (ISN)||110845|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Nold A., Bochmann F.
||Examples of evidence-based approaches in accident prevention
||Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1044-1049. Illus. 27 ref.
||The term "evidence" is most widely used in legal and scientific contexts in the sense of information that would tend to establish a fact. The evidence-based practices used in medicine are now being applied in other fields, including occupational safety and health (OSH). In Germany, several projects have been implemented relying on the evidence-based model, resulting in reduced accident levels. This article reviews evidence-based approaches in OSH and illustrates them with two examples: safety devices reducing needle-stick injuries among health professionals and a preventive training programme reducing occupational injuries in the metal and glass industries.
||safety programmes; occupational accidents
||Germany; needle-stick injuries; programme evaluation; safety and health training; literature survey; case study
||D - Periodical articles
||Safety organization and training
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work