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Document ID (ISN)112533
CIS number 12-0089
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van Dijk F.J., Verbeek J.H., Hoving J.L., Hulshof C.T.
Title A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and health
Bibliographic information Dec. 2010, Vol.52, No.12, p.1262-1268. Illus. 68 ref.
Internet access A_knowledge_infrastructure_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals should use scientific evidence to support their decisions in policy and practice. This article reviews several practical examples, which show that although progress has been made in evidence-based decision making, there is a challenge to improve and extend the facilities that support knowledge translation in practice. A knowledge infrastructure that supports OSH practice should include scientific research, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and other tools for professionals such as well accessible virtual libraries and databases providing knowledge, quality tools, and good learning materials.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; industrial physicians; information dissemination
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health documentation; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information