The value of proprietary health and safety software to proactive health and safety management

  • Amanda J. Barker

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Abstract

There has been little research in health and safety management concernmg the application of information technology to the field. This thesis attempts to stimulate interest in this area by analysing the value of proprietary health and safety software to proactive health and safety management.
The thesis is based upon the detailed software evaluation of seven pieces of proprietary health and safety software. It features a discussion concerning the development of information technology and health and safety management, a review of the key issues identified during the software evaluations, an analysis of the commercial market for this type of software, and a consideration of the broader issues which surround the use of this software. It also includes practical guidance for the evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of all health and safety management software. This includes a comprehensive software evaluation chart.
The implications of the research are considered for proprietary health and safety software, the application of information technology to health and safety management, and for future research.
Date of AwardSep 1998
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRichard T Booth (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • proprietary health
  • safety software
  • proactive health
  • safety management

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The value of proprietary health and safety software to proactive health and safety management
Barker, A. J. (Author). Sep 1998

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy