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The Impact of Enforcement Capabilities on the Effectiveness of Public Assessment on Occupational Safety

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Occupational Risk Prevention, Avenida Antonio Pascual Acosta, n° 1, 23009 Jaén, Spain
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School of Industrial Engineering, Camino de los Descubrimientos sn, Universidad de Sevilla, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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School of Industrial Engineering, Calle Doctor Ortiz Ramos (Teatinos) s/n, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
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Law School, Campus Las Lagunillas. Edificio Rectorado (B1), Universidad de Jaén, 41092 Jaén, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6426; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176426
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 22 August 2020 / Accepted: 2 September 2020 / Published: 3 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Knowledge for a Better Occupational Health and Safety Management)
(1) Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of enforcement capabilities on the efficacy of two public interventions to improve occupational safety in olive mills. (2) Method: The difference in efficacy was evaluated by comparing the risks detected in two groups in an initial assessment (with visits in the 2006–2008 period) to the risks detected in a later assessment, either after an intervention by Authorized Technicians with enforcement capabilities or after an intervention by Technical Advisors without enforcement capabilities (2011–2013). The assessments identified risks in the companies, according to a specific risk map for olive oil mill enterprises. (3) Results: Statistically significant differences were observed in the comparison of the risk reductions of the two groups, with regard to the initial assessment. The greatest reductions in risk were found in the companies that received interventions by Authorized Technicians with enforcement capabilities, in the sections of individual protection equipment and the storage of dangerous products. (4) Conclusion: Interventions by Authorized Technicians with enforcement capabilities are more effective than interventions by Technical Advisors without enforcement capabilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: program evaluation; experimental; intervention; olive oil mills; enforcement program evaluation; experimental; intervention; olive oil mills; enforcement
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Soriano-Serrano, M.; Carrillo-Castrillo, J.A.; Rubio-Romero, J.C.; García-Jiménez, M. The Impact of Enforcement Capabilities on the Effectiveness of Public Assessment on Occupational Safety. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6426.

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