Guide to evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for preventing work injuries

Front page of guide on evaluating work injury prevention strategies

Published: January 2001

Learn how to show if a safety intervention really works. This comprehensive guide to measuring the effectiveness of safety interventions was developed by the Institute for Work & Health in Canada and the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. It lays out the methods behind rigorous effectiveness evaluations—from determining the appropriate design and deciding who should be in your study sample, to measuring outcomes and going beyond quantitative methods. 

Who should use this guide

This guide is designed to provide workplace health and safety practitioners, researchers and students with the tools and concepts they need to conduct systematic evaluations of injury prevention initiatives and safety programs.