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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.

Outcomes

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

Workplaces

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

Exclusion

  • Magazine and newspaper

articles

  • Conference proceedings

  • Newsletters

Publication Type37

Inclusion

  • Journal articles

  • Book chapters

  • Dissertations

  • Reports

  • Internet publications containing a report on

relevant research.

37 Although a variety of publication types were permitted, the seven databases abstracted primarily peer-reviewed, published literature.

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