What is it about?

Accidents at work are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 380,000+ fatalities a year worldwide. This Campbell systematic review assesses the effectiveness of safety interventions in preventing accidents at work and examines which intervention components are most effective.

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Why is it important?

These results show that occupational safety intervention efforts should foster safer working environments, machines, tools, and working conditions rather than solely focusing on how workers can mitigate the risks. Thus, individual-level approaches for accident prevention should be a last resort, exercised only when other more effective measures are not feasible.


As a researcher studying the effects of safety intervention at work, and as the principal investigator of this systematic review, my hope is that this review can highlight which measures are more effective in reducing accidents at work and that these can be used by stakeholders in making informed decisions in creating safer workplaces.

Johnny Dyreborg
The National Research Centre for the Working Environment

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This page is a summary of: Safety interventions for the prevention of accidents at work: A systematic review, Campbell Systematic Reviews, June 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/cl2.1234.
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