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


ARIKAN ÖKTEMER F. , Sozen S. K.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.shaw.2021.01.004
  • Title of Journal : SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-166

Abstract

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.