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Document ID (ISN)103324
CIS number 04-339
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mikkelsen A., Saksvik P.
Title The relationship between systematic OHS management and sick leave
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.20, No.2, p.169-179. 42 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to describe the level of occupational health and safety (OHS) management system (OHSMS) implementation in the Norwegian energy sector, and to investigate whether it had any bearing on workers' health. A sample of 13 electricity companies was surveyed. Data were collected through two postal questionnaire surveys, followed by selective interviews of key personnel. Most companies had established OHSMS and had satisfactory mapping systems for sick leave and risks. However in many enterprises, there were gaps with respect to the evaluation of psychosocial factors, the systematic follow-up of OHS issues at meetings, and interventions to improve conditions. The study showed that there was a relationship between activities at the organizational level and sick leave measured at both individual and organizational levels.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; plant safety and health organization; electric power generation; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; conditions of work; evaluation of control measures; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution