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Document ID (ISN)108770
CIS number 08-1498
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 578
Author(s) Lansdown T.C., Deighan C, Brotherton C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health and safety in the small to medium-sized enterprise: Psychosocial opportunities for intervention
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 67p. Illus. 61 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The aim of this project was to identify psychosocial factors which are effective in the maintenance and improvement of safety and health in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It involved a literature review, a questionnaire survey and phone interviews with stakeholders. Data were subjected to statistical evaluation. Overall, SMEs showed a low level of safety and health activity. Important psychosocial factors were found to be the level of available resources, relationships with suppliers and decision-making latitude by junior and middle-level staff. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; plant safety and health organization; psychology of work organization; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; psychology and sociology
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors