A Hierarchical Solution Approach for Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors' Task Assignment Problem

Arikan F., Sozen S. K.

SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK, vol.12, no.2, pp.154-166, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.shaw.2021.01.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-166
  • Keywords: Legislation and regulations, Mathematical modeling, Non-technical human skills, Organizational aspects, Safety management and policy, ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE, PSYCHOSOCIAL RISKS, ALLOCATION, PROFESSIONALS, PERCEPTIONS, MODULARITY, BUSINESS, MODEL, WORK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a significant interest of all governments to prevent workplace hazards. Although appropriate legislation and regulations are essentials for the protection of workers, they are solely not enough. Application of them in practice should be secured by an efficient inspection system. Fundamental components of an inspection system are inspectors and their audit tasks. Maintaining the fair balanced task assignment among inspectors strictly enhances the efficiency of the overall system.