Appendix I - Summary of Inclusion Criteria
Types of Evidence
• Studies examining one of the three following issues were included: i. Implementation of OHSMS ii. Effectiveness of OHSMS interventions iii. Facilitators/Barriers to OHSMS implementation or optimal outcomes following OHSMS implementation.
• Any other type of evidence.
• For implementation studies: • A quantitative measure of change in the level or intensity of the OHSMS was required.
• OHSMS implementation studies which: i. Did not report on a corresponding extra- workplace or workplace intervention. ii.Failed to report a quantitative measure of change in the level or intensity of the OHSMS.
Population of interest Nature of Intervention
• Non-workplace settings
• OHSMS intervention aimed at workplace or extra-workplace level with the following considerations: • Interventions targeted at least two (2) or more OHSMS elements including at least one in the management domain. • Systems focused on either occupational health or occupational safety • Primary prevention was a major component • OHSMSs were indicated by a reference to a specific type of OHSMS (e.g., OHSAS 18001), a specific OHSMS legislation (e.g. Internal Control) or by explicit definition.
• OHSMSs without primary prevention as a major component (i.e., those focusing only on disability or health services). • OHSMS interventions that were not indicated by a reference or explicit definition. • Interventions looking at two or less system elements without at least one element in the management domain.
Table I.1 Criteria for Inclusion of Studies
Magazine and newspaper
Internet publications containing a report on
37 Although a variety of publication types were permitted, the seven databases abstracted primarily peer-reviewed, published literature.
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