This article reviews the state of program evaluation in the Manitoba civil service over a ten year period up to the present time and into the future. The study methodology consisted of a literature review and survey of senior Manitoba government officials to assess their beliefs about the role of program evaluation in decisions made by their departments in recent years. Also assessed was program evaluation=s present role and the expected utility that program evaluation will have for them as managers in the next five years.
Measurement of safety and health performance is important to both companies and safety and health regulators. Companies endeavor to create workplaces that are as free as possible from hazards created during work or as by-products of work activities; government regulators want to ensure that workers are protected. Both of these goals require measures that assess whether improvement in safety performance is taking place. This article discusses a performance evaluation framework for safety and health activities to assess whether safety improvement is occurring at a firm or system level.