Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMSs) have developed considerably over the last 20 years, yet little is known about their effectiveness.
The systematic review aimed to answer these questions:
- What is the relative effectiveness of mandatory and voluntary OHSMSs on employee health and safety and on associated economic outcomes?
- What facilitators and barriers are there to the adoption and the effectiveness of OHSMSs?
- What is the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of OHSMSs?
The findings and recommendations will be of interest to researchers, workers, policy-makers, management, unions and others involved in workplace health and safety.
This review was published in a peer-reviewed journal:
Robson, L. S., Clarke, J. A., Cullen, K., Bielecky, A., Severin, C., Bigelow, P. L. et al. (2007). The effectiveness of occupational health and safety management system interventions: a systematic review. Safety Science, 45, 329-353.