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Document ID (ISN)60047
CIS number 93-799
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Low I., Holz A.
Title Approach to risk reduction in manufacturing firms in Australia
Bibliographic information Feb. 1993, Vol.43, No.1, p.43-46. 9 ref.
Abstract A survey of the 100 largest manufacturing firms in Australia has revealed that there is a lack of emphasis on controlling the incidence of serious injuries and diseases. In a considerable number of organisations, there appears to be a reliance on the attitude of employees and safety training to control risk. There seems to be a lack of knowledge among the respondents of information sources which can be used to assess both risk and proposed control measures. The results suggest that Robens type legislation (such as the British Health and Safety at Work Act, CIS 74-2099) may be of limited utility in controlling risk in the workplace and a more definitive approach to identifying hazards and instituting appropriate control measures should be provided to organisations.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; occupational accidents; manufacturing industries; safety training in industry; Australia; injuries; safety programmes; responsibilities of employers
Descriptors (secondary) hazard identification; workplaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
OSH training