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Type: Journal article
Title: Compliance and enforcement in road safety and work health and safety: a comparison of approaches
Author: Bailey, T.
Woolley, J.
Raftery, S.
Citation: Journal of Health, Safety and Environment , 2015; 31(2):105-120
Publisher: CCH Australia
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0815-6409
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Trevor Bailey, Jeremy Woolley and Simon Raftery
Abstract: Previously in road safety and work health and safety (WHS), compliance and enforcement focussed on individual responsibility, but now both fields are moving towards system-wide, integrated approaches. Other commonalties include referring to incidents rather than accidents and preferring proactive responses to reactive ones. In both fields there is a tendency to normalise levels of risk and their approaches to risk control share many similarities. A literature review and workplace interviews helped compare compliance and enforcement approaches in WHS and road safety with reference to a hierarchical model of such approaches commonly used in WHS. Comparisons were made for: the use of rewards and incentives; inspection and auditing programs; making full use of violation data; looking beyond traditional regulatory solutions to compliance and enforcement; and the applicability of the model in both fields. These comparisons may assist in determining if current WHS policies and practices to compliance and enforcement are appropriately balanced.
Keywords: compliance; enforcement; regulation; work health and safety; road safety
Description: Feature article
Rights: © CCH
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