|Document ID (ISN)||108633|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 537
||Gaskell L., Hickling N., Stephens P.
Health and Safety Executive
||The suitability of HSE's risk assessment process and management standards for use in SMEs
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. x, 131p. Illus. 9 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr537.pdf [in English]
||This study evaluated the applicability in SMEs of HSE's Five-Step Risk Assessment Process and supporting information, developed for tackling high levels of work-related stress in large organizations. Ten SMEs applied the guidance in a longitudinal study over at least seven months, after which a respondent from each SME answered an interview-administered questionnaire. Overall ratings of usefulness and acceptability of the process were favourable. It is concluded that SMEs can successfully apply the method unaided to conduct a structured risk assessment process and identify improvements that reduce stress and benefit their business.
||small enterprises; United Kingdom; risk factors; stress factors; hazard evaluation
||report; description of technique; stress evaluation; reliability
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
General safety, health and conditions of work
||Mental stress and burnout
Small and medium-sized enterprises