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Document ID (ISN)110843
CIS number 10-0327
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hale A.R., Guldenmund F.W., van Loenhout P.L.C.H., Oh J.I.H.
Title Evaluating safety management and culture interventions to improve safety: Effective intervention strategies
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1026-1035. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment provided funding over the period 2004-2008 to a number of companies to introduce changes aimed at reducing accidents by changing their safety culture and aspects of their safety management. As part of the programme, a scientific evaluation was set up to assess the effectiveness of the interventions in 17 of the projects, covering 29 companies. Studies were conducted at the companies before and after the interventions, documenting the state of their safety management, risk control efforts and accident rates before the intervention, the changes made over the study period and the resulting changes in a range of outcome measures. The analysis led to a categorization of the projects according to their degree of success. This article describes the patterns of interventions, distinguishing between successful and not successful projects, and discusses their underlying mechanisms.
Descriptors (primary) role of management; plant safety organization; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; programme evaluation; safety incentives; safe working methods
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