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Document ID (ISN)106613
CIS number 07-540
ISSN - Serial title 1477-3996 - Policy and Practice in Health and Safety
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lindblom L., Hansson S.O.
Title Evaluating workplace inspections
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.2, No.2, p.77-91. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract This article introduces a theoretical framework for the evaluation of workplace inspections with respect to their effects on working conditions. The choice of a concept of efficiency is discussed, and its relation to criteria for a good working environment is clarified. It is concluded that in order to obtain reliable information on the effects of different inspection methods, it is necessary to perform controlled comparative studies in which different methods are used in different workplaces. The studies that are available provide sufficient evidence that inspections can increase compliance with regulations and that they can also increase workplace safety, but not much can be concluded about the relative efficiency of different inspection methods.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; plant safety and health organization; role of labour inspection; inspection
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection