Auditing Industrial Safety Management: A Case Study
As industries are becoming increasingly self-regulatory, external auditing has become increasingly important to ensure that industrial practices are in line with regulations and the public good. This study asks if there is a ﬁt between the industrial practices of safety management and external auditing. It concludes that while companies largely manage safety through operational-level experience and with a low level of formalisation, the audits have a primary focus on formal documentation and gathering audit evidence at the strategic and tactical levels in the organizations. This limits the effectiveness of auditing as a tool both for learning and regulating safety management.
SiteringSydnes, A.K., Bjelle, S. (2019) Auditing Industrial Safety Management: A Case Study. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 8, (1), 43-59.
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