Objectives The aim of this review was to assess the evidence that occupational safety and health OSH legislative and regulatory policy could improve the working environment in terms of reduced levels of industrial injuries and fatalities, musculoskeletal disorders, worker complaints, sick leave and adverse occupational exposures. Studies that met specified in- and exclusion criteria went through an assessment of methodological quality. Results The search for peer-reviewed literature identified 14 journal articles of which 45 fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were eligible for meta-analysis. We identified articles and reports in the gray literature, of which 16 were evaluated qualitatively. There was moderately strong evidence for improvement by OHS legislation and inspections with respect to injuries and compliance.
Health Safety & Wellbeing at Work: A review of the literature
RR - A literature review of the health and safety risks associated with major sporting events
This report outlines the steps undertaken in a systematic review of the literature to summarize the existing evidence to answer a research or policy question with a transparent, reliable, and valid approach. It provides practical guidance to execute systematic reviews as well as considerations and available resources specific to occupational safety and health evidence synthesis. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience. This report introduces systematic reviews of the literature as a research methodology to summarize the existing evidence with a transparent, reliable, and valid approach. It covers the systematic review steps: 1 define the question, 2 create a protocol, 3 conduct a literature search and screen for inclusion, 4 document and assess included studies, and 5 evaluate and interpret the body of evidence. The report also provides resources for drawing conclusions and developing recommendations based on the systematic review. We performed a literature review and consulted with producers and consumers of systematic reviews over the course of the project to identify available resources.
"Safety at work" literature review
After making notes on each paper, I identified a number of themes, which are summarised here. I acknowledge the limitations and exploratory nature of the search strategy and reporting here. As an adjunct to the literature review I conducted a text visualisation analysis of the content of the abstracts of the 22 identified papers. The analysis method and results are also outlined here.
Occupational health and safety OHS auditing is a systematic process for assessing compliance and verifying conformance with established guidelines or best practices in occupational health and safety. OHS audits are becoming an important tool as occupational health and safety management systems have matured and become integrated with modern quality initiatives. The growth in the number of international standards and agreements that incorporate environmental, health and safety aspects of production has also facilitated widespread development and use of OHS audits. Increasingly, as regulatory agencies move to performance-based approaches to improving OHS, auditing is seen as an effective method of ensuring compliance and improving the performance of prevention systems.