The usage of safety management tools in Swedish municipalities
2010 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, Vol. 48, no 3, 288-295 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although municipalities clearly deal with a broad range of safety issues, little is known about their safety management practices and their usage of safety management tools across sectors. In order to open up the municipal safety management toolbox, this study explores which tools that are being used in Swedish municipalities and by which municipal sector. Our results indicate that tools such as risk inventory, safety rounds and risk analysis are broadly used across most sectors, while usage of other tools is more restricted to certain sectors. Legislative requirements, tool characteristics and actual needs are assumed to influence the usage of tools. Further research in this field is needed for better adaption of safety management tools to municipal needs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2010. Vol. 48, no 3, 288-295 p.
Safety management, Risk Management, Tools, Methods, Municipalities
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject Public Health Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26994DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2009.11.009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-26994DiVA: diva2:618368