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Document ID (ISN)111005
CIS number 10-0490
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chuang K.Y., Su T.S., Kuo, C.Y., Lin C.L., Lin H.Y., Yu Y.C.
Title Study on occupational safety and health strategy for Taiwan
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.656-663. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access Study_on_OSH_strategy_for_Taiwan.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to establish a set of occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and development policies suitable for adoption in Taiwan. A survey was conducted on a sample of 102 experts and 235 industrial work safety personnel in Taiwan for statistical analysis of the general consensus, with the results showing such consensus in 104 individual policy indicators. Results reveal that the most appropriate targets were considered to be annual 10% reductions in the occupational accident disability rate, the occupational accident injury rate and the occupational diseases before 2010. Responding to the specific question of the appropriate method of achieving a reduction in the number of accidents in Taiwan, the primary consideration for 13.4% of the experts and 10.6% of the industry personnel was promoting OSH awareness and enhancing the overall safety culture. As regards the current OSH policy focus, 11.2% of the experts considered improving OSH legislation, standards and systems to be the most important, while 8.9% of the industry personnel felt that recognizing work stress, overwork and emerging OSH issues were the most important.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); occupational safety and health; national organization
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; survey; role of government; workmen's compensation; occupational accidents; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion