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Document ID (ISN)112229
CIS number 11-0784
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Robson L.S., Stephenson C.M., Schulte P.A., Amick B.C., Irvin E.L., Eggerth D.E., Chan S., Bielecky A.R., Wang A.M., Heidotting T.L., Peters R.H., Clarke J.A., Cullen K., Rotunda C.J., Grubb P.L.
Title A systematic review of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety training
Bibliographic information 2011, 25p. Illus. 66 ref.
Internet access A_systematic_review.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to examine whether occupational safety and health (OSH) training has a beneficial effect on workers. Ten bibliographic databases were searched for pre-post randomized trial studies published in journals between 1996 and November 2007. Training interventions were included if they were delivered to workers and were concerned with primary prevention of occupational illness or injury. The methodological quality of each relevant study was assessed and data was extracted. The impacts of OSH training in each study were summarized by calculating the standardized mean differences. Twenty-two studies met the relevance criteria of the review. They involved a variety of study populations, occupational hazards and types of training. Strong evidence was found for the effectiveness of training on worker OSH behaviours, but insufficient evidence was found of its effectiveness on health. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; safety and health training; occupational accidents; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) programme evaluation; statistical evaluation; safety and health documentation; literature survey
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
OSH training