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Mohammadfam I, Kamalinia M, Golmohammadi R, Momeni M, Hamid Y, Soltanian A. A framework for evaluating the performance of OHSMSs using multi-criteria methods. ioh. 2017; 14 (1) :23-36
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1585-en.html

PhD Candidate , m.kamalinia@umsha.ac.ir
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Background and aims: Recently, occupational health and safety management systems performance has been discussed. Performance evaluation of occupational health and safety management systems provides useful information on the development, implementation and results of systems. The aim of this study is development of a framework for evaluating the performance of occupational health and safety management systems and identifying influential factors in their success.

Methods: 5 main elements and 43 criteria were determined based on occupational health and safety management systems models and guidelines. Analytical network process and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution were used to calculate criteria weights and rank performance indicators data.

Results: Policy and checking elements had highest and lowest weights respectively. Management commitment in policy element, announcement of occupational health and safety programs in planning element, workers involvement in occupational health and safety activities in implementation element , measuring and monitoring safety and health performance indicators in checking element and available occupational safety and health activities results in management review element were determined as critical factors.

Conclusion: Occupational health and safety management systems actions and activities could be systematically reviewed by developed method. Criteria and indicators evaluation can identify significant factors in success or deficiency of occupational health and safety management systems.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Assessment of Management Systems and Systematic Audits
Received: 2015/05/14 | Accepted: 2015/10/14 | Published: 2017/05/17

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