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Document ID (ISN)47698
CIS number 87-470
ISSN - Serial title 0099-0027 - Professional Safety
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dawson S., Poynter P., Stevens D.
Title How to secure an effective health and safety program at work
Bibliographic information Jan. 1987, Vol.32, No.1, p.32-41. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Safety and health programmes were studied to develop a general framework for analysing self regulation in the efforts to decrease accidents and diseases. Discussed are: the control of hazards (elimination, containment, mitigation); organisational context of hazard control (strategies and resources); technical controls (identification of need, control standards, implementation of the control standards, maintenance and updating the standards and processes); motivation (information to personnel; objectives, culture and atmosphere in the enterprise, responsibility and authority; mechanisms of accountability and performance measurement). A checklist of questions on programme effectiveness is given.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; role of management; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; safety by design; motivation; check lists; total loss control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Safety programmes