2005 (English)In: Nordic Perspectives on Safety Management in High Reliability Organizations: Theory and Applications / [ed] Ola Svensson, Illka Salo, Pia Oedewald, Teemu Reiman and Ann Britt Skjerve, Roskilde, denmark: NKS Secretariat , 2005, 9-19 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Workplace inspections are undertaken because they are believed to lead to better conditions In the workplace. It is therefore essential to know if inspections have the desired effects on working conditions. We introduce a theoretical framework for the evaluation of workplace inspections with respect to their effects on working conditions. Criteria of efficiency and priority-setting are discussed. Some empirical results concerning priority-setting in Swedish inspection agencies are presented. Further, we argue that in order to obtain reliable information about 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 facility with which such studies can be performed, it is surprising how few such studies have been made. We conclude by surveying some empirical studies that concern the issue of efficient inspections.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roskilde, denmark: NKS Secretariat , 2005. 9-19 p.
, NKS, 131
risk management, inspection, regulation, evaluation
Research subject Practical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85892ISBN: 87-7893-193-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-85892DiVA: diva2:696058