RR913 - Linking HSE activities to health and safety outcomes: A feasibility study
This research investigates the feasibility and challenges of developing quantitative evidence of links between ongoing activities and reductions in death, injury and causes of ill health caused by work. The study focuses on the activities of HSE as a whole and their link with final health and safety (H&S) outcomes. The approach:
- draws on the theories of change and associated logic models linking H&S regulation and final H&S outcomes to guide the literature search and review;
- reviews the approaches and methods adopted in the literature to specify and attempt to measure the links and to provide an overview of the findings from the literature on the feasibility of quantifying the links and the problems encountered in doing so; and
- considers data sources available to HSE that might be used to apply the methods most likely to be effective in assessing its overall H&S impacts.
Findings from the literature search and the review of data sources are synthesised to reach conclusions on the feasibility of demonstrating the links between overall HSE activities and outcome, the reasons for any difficulties in making the links and the methods that might be adopted in future to overcome these difficulties.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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