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Document ID (ISN)110796
CIS number 10-0370
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunnarsson K., Andersson I.M., RosÚn G.
Title Systematic work environment management: Experiences from implementation in Swedish small-scale enterprises
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.185-196. Illus. 22 ref.
Internet access Systematic_work_environment_management.pdf [in English]
Abstract Small-scale enterprises face difficulties in fulfilling the regulations for organizing systematic work environment management. This study compared three groups of small-scale manufacturing enterprises with and without support for implementing the provision. Two implementation methods, the "supervised" and the "network" methods, were used, with a third group being left to fulfill the regulations as it saw fit. Twenty-three enterprises participated. The effects of the implementation were evaluated after one year by semi-structured dialogue with the manager and safety representative. Each enterprise was classified on compliance with ten demands concerning the provision. The work environment was estimated by the WEST-method. Impact of the implementation on daily work was also studied. At the follow-up, the enterprises in the supervised method reported slightly more improvements in the fulfillment of the demands in the provision than the enterprises in the network method and the enterprises working on their own.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; work organization; small enterprises; role of management
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of results; comparative study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises