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Document ID (ISN)103643
CIS number 04-530
ISBN(s) 2-551-22433-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-357
Author(s) Roy M., Bergeron S., Fortier L.
Title Development of occupational health and safety performance measuring instruments intended for manufacturing companies organized into semi-autonomous work teams
Original title Développement d'instruments de mesure de performance en santé et sécurité du travail à l'intention des entreprises manufacturières organisées en équipes semi-autonomes de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2004. vii, 46p. Illus. 81 ref. Price: CAD 6.42.
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Abstract This study proposes a new approach for measuring occupational safety and health (OSH) performance that allows organizations to act before events occur and to highlight hazardous processes, systems and behaviours. It presents a classification of the types of measuring tools used in OHS (reactive and proactive measurements), as well as the categories of factors measured. The preliminary version of a self-evaluation questionnaire based on the predictive values to be later validated in a field study is also presented. The proposed approach and the future tool will allow companies, regardless of their means of organization, to enhance their OHS management guidelines while acquiring an occupational safety and health learning culture that favours and promotes the identification of potentially hazardous situations.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; workers' participation
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; psychology of work organization; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Workers' participation