Analysis of the relationship between the adoption of the OHSAS 18001 and business performance in different organizational contexts

Analysis of the relationship between the adoption of the OHSAS 18001 and business performance in... •We examine the impact of the OHSAS 18001 on various measures related to safety, operational and economic performance.•We provide evidence on the returns to safety experience linked to the OHSAS 18001.•The adoption of the OHSAS 18001 is strongly explained by accidents at the workplace.•In the short-term, work accident rates decrease after the adoption of the OHSAS 18001.•Safety experience linked to the OHSAS 18001 improves safety and operational performance in the long-term.•The OHSAS 18001 is a strategic tool that helps achieve safety and operational outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safety Science Elsevier

Analysis of the relationship between the adoption of the OHSAS 18001 and business performance in different organizational contexts

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0925-7535
eISSN
1879-1042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ssci.2017.11.002
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Abstract

•We examine the impact of the OHSAS 18001 on various measures related to safety, operational and economic performance.•We provide evidence on the returns to safety experience linked to the OHSAS 18001.•The adoption of the OHSAS 18001 is strongly explained by accidents at the workplace.•In the short-term, work accident rates decrease after the adoption of the OHSAS 18001.•Safety experience linked to the OHSAS 18001 improves safety and operational performance in the long-term.•The OHSAS 18001 is a strategic tool that helps achieve safety and operational outcomes.

Journal

Safety ScienceElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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