A system approach to occupational health and safety management

Gözüyılmaz, Cem
In this thesis, methods used at present in occupational health and safety management are analyzed and a model safety management system is developed. History, development and recent occupational safety regulations in the United States of America and European Union are introduced to give a sight on this subject in developed countries. The suggested model is evaluated with work accident data taken from a company and hazard and risk analysis methods are used to investigate these accidents. Preventive measures to eliminate and reduce the consequences of these accidents are recommended. Finally a model safety management system which can be used in all types of industry is developed.


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Citation Formats
C. Gözüyılmaz, “A system approach to occupational health and safety management,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.