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Document ID (ISN)66135
CIS number 96-116
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harms-Ringdahl L., Ohlsson K.
Title Approaches to accident prevention - A comparative study of eleven Swedish authorities
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.21, No.1, p.51-63. 18 ref.
Abstract A comparison was made between 11 Swedish authorities involved in accident prevention in the fields of industry, transportation, the environment, and medical care. Approaches to and methods for the prevention of accidents were examined. Representatives from the authorities participated in three seminars and responded to a questionnaire. Issues and problems of common concern to the authorities were: inciting workers to take responsibility, act in a committed manner and work systematically; overcoming safety problems with computer-controlled equipment; problems related to demands imposed on individuals, e.g. skills. Method for investigation of accidents, surveillance and inspection, and scrutiny of results of safety analyses were stated to be in progress. There did not seem to be any appreciable collaboration between authorities across sectoral boundaries with regard to safety issues. Few authorities placed importance on contacts with the international scientific community as a means for improving their approaches and working methods in relation to safety.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; public OSH institutions; motivation; role of management; role of government; organization; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Safety programmes
Psychology of work organization