Evaluating workplace inspections
2004 (English)In: Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, ISSN 1477-3996, no 2, 77-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper introduces a theoretical framework for the evaluation of workplace inspections with respect to their effects on working conditions. The choice of a concept of efficiency is discussed, and its relation to criteria for a good working environment is clarified. It concludes that in order to obtain reliable information on the effects of different inspection methods, it is necessary to perform controlled comparative studies in which different methods are used in different workplaces. Given the ease with which such studies can be performed, it is surprising how few have been made. The studies that are available provide sufficient evidence that inspections can increase compliance with regulations and that they can also increase workplace safety, but not much can be concluded about the relative efficiency of different inspection methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. no 2, 77-91 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14248DiVA: diva2:331894
QC 201007282010-07-282010-07-282010-07-28Bibliographically approved