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The Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Regulatory Enforcement

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00 AM PDT, 2:00 PM EDT
Recorded in Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00 AM PDT, 2:00 PM EDT



Occupational health and safety (OHS) regulation takes different forms across jurisdictions and over time. Government authorities strive to devise ways to protect the health and safety of workers that will be effective in the context of competitive business environments, contemporary labour-market structures, available resources, labour-management power issues, perspectives of health and safety professionals, and political will. In this webinar I present findings from a synthesis of evidence of studies that evaluated the effectiveness of OHS regulatory enforcement measures. The synthesis builds on an earlier synthesis, expanding the scope to include studies that consider intermediate outcomes, specifically compliance, as well as other OHS policy levers such as consultations and awareness campaigns. Also included is the introduction of smoke-free workplace legislation.​

Learning Outcomes
·         You will hear about recent peer-reviewed studies that evaluate OHS regulatory enforcement measure
·         You will learn about the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of several OHS regulatory enforcement measures
·         You will also learn about how evidence is evaluated for quality and how it is synthesized to inform policy

Emile Tompa, PhD

Senior Scientist

Institute for Work & Health​

​Dr. Emile Tompa is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy. His research interests include the consequences of occupational health and safety system design on the health of individuals and populations, the economic evaluation of workplace interventions for improving the health of workers, the economic burden of adverse health conditions and disability, and the analysis of work disability policy systems.


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