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Document ID (ISN)110845
CIS number 10-0328
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nold A., Bochmann F.
Title Examples of evidence-based approaches in accident prevention
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1044-1049. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety programmes; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; needle-stick injuries; programme evaluation; safety and health training; literature survey; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
OSH training