Course leader presentation: Håkon A. Johannessen
Risk-based OHS Enforcement, 30th – 31st of October 2019, National Institute of Occupational Health STAMI, Oslo, Norway
Håkon A. Johannessen is a research scientist at the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI) in Norway. Johannessen has an MSc in sociology and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Oslo. His research interests include effect evaluations of OHS regulatory tools in preventing work-related injuries and ill health, as well as the relation between psychosocial work environmental factors and employee health.
Why is Risk-based OHS Enforcement an important and current issue to discuss in 2019?
Risk-based OHS Enforcement, i.e. targeted interventions aimed at enterprises and industries creating the most health and safety risks at work, is widely accepted in the Nordic countries as one of the best means to reach compliance and to protect employee health. Nevertheless, the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of risk-based OHS Enforcement has been debated. A discussion of the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of risk-based OHS enforcement can shed light on aspects of enforcement activities that need to be improved or strengthened.
Greetings to the participants of the course
In this course, leading researchers in the field of occupational epidemiology will disseminate recent findings from systematic reviews on the effectiveness of legislative and regulatory tools in improving health and safety at work. These findings will be discussed in a Nordic context of organizing OHS enforcement.