The following questions are included for generating the evidence table. Keep this in mind when deciding how much information to include.
General instructions for Q1-Q45:
Use numbers instead of text for expressing quantitative information
Use the following abbreviations: N/A, not applicable; NR, not reported.
Include page numbers to show from where information has been drawn
What was the research question?
Use author’s own words if provided.
Describe the study sample and sampling frame, including the sample size, type of industry, size of workplace(s), types of occupations (if included), number of workplaces, and the method of sampling.
Include any information about withdrawals here.
Give any information pertaining to maintenance of the sample
e., withdrawals, etc.) (Put N/A if not applicable)
Describe the intervention in detail.
Include all information about:
elements of the OHSMS being intervened upon
levels (e.g., government, head office, etc.) at which the intervention was initiated and delivered
by whom, with whose involvement, how, and with what intensity the intervention was delivered
Include the corresponding information about any comparison group(s).
Include any information about contamination of the comparison group, or compliance of the intervention group (excluding implementation results) here too.
Describe the experimental design in detail.
Elaborate on the design selected in Q7, identifying the number of groups and the timing of measurements.
Effectiveness of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems: A Systematic Review