Governance and implementation of sports safety practices by municipal offices in Swedish communities
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, Vol. 19, no 2, 163-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this study was to explore whether all-purpose health or safety promotion programmes and sports safety policies affect sports safety practices in local communities. Case study research methods were used to compare sports safety activities among offices in 73 Swedish municipalities; 28 with ongoing health or safety promotion programmes and 45 controls. The offices in municipalities with the WHO Healthy Cities (HC) or Safe Communities programmes were more likely to perform frequent inspections of sports facilities, and offices in the WHO HC programme were more likely to involve sports clubs in inspections. More than every second, property management office and environmental protection office conducted sports safety inspections compared with less than one in four planning offices and social welfare offices. It is concluded that all-purpose health and safety promotion programmes can reach out to have an effect on sports safety practices in local communities. These safety practices also reflect administrative work routines and managerial traditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles / Taylor and Francis , 2012. Vol. 19, no 2, 163-169 p.
sports safety, safety policies, case study research methods, safety inspections
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78590DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2011.635212ISI: 000304481300011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78590DiVA: diva2:534132