Internal Control of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in Industry: an Effective Alternative to Direct Regulation and Control by Authorities?

  • Jan Hovden
Conference paper


The Internal control (IC) concept is still vague and open ended. This gives, however, an opportunity for analyzing IC systems of enterprises in development from the minimum documentation of administrative procedures and deviation control, required by the regulations, to more dynamic and adaptive systems and activities.


Internal Control Small Enterprise Deviation Control Occupational Accident Safety Management System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Hovden
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  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway

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