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Inter-rater Reliability Assessment of an Audit Tool for OH&S Management Systems in Health Care

The purpose of this research project was to assess the performance/reliability of a health care-specific occupational health and safety program audit tool

This project assessed the reliability of a new, standardized health and safety program audit tool developed for use in health care environments. Audits of health and safety programs in four departments within a B.C. health authority were conducted by two independent auditors using the audit tool, and the consistency of the results was assessed. The implications of the findings for future research and evaluation of health care health and safety programs are discussed

Principal Investigator: Waqar Mughal (Fraser Health)
Co-investigator: Anna Matheson (Fraser Health)
Funding Awarded: $29,000*

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board

Competition Year: 2006 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2006-DG06