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OHS Inspectors and Psychosocial Risk factors: Evidence from Australia

Johnstone, Richard; Quinlan, Michael; McNamara, Maria


Legislation giving prominence to psychosocial risk factors at work has changed the role of government occupational health and safety (OHS) inspectors in many countries. Yet little is known about how inspectorates have responded to these changes. Between 2003 and 2007 an Australian study was undertaken on OHS standards, entailing detailed documentary analysis, interviews with 36 inspectorate managers and 89 inspectors, and observations made when researchers accompanied inspectors on 120 typical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Safety Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.09.016


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