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Document ID (ISN)106296
CIS number 07-349
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milczarek M., Szczecinńska K.
Title Workers' active involvement in the improvement of occupational safety and health in a textile enterprise - A case study
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2006, Vol.12, No.1, p.69-77. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract This article describes the implementation of the Polish-Swedish OSHMAN (Occupational safety and health management) project in a Polish textile and clothing plant. The aim of the project was to implement and improve effective health and safety management with the active involvement of workers at all levels of the enterprise. Training courses, workshops and various practical activities were undertaken. As expected, there were changes in work organization and improvements in the way workstations were looked after, which led to improvements in safety performance. Workers were highly committed during the project. Nevertheless it is concluded that more training should be directed at middle management.
Descriptors (primary) safety programmes; plant safety and health organization; clothing industry; textile industry
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; motivation; programme evaluation; workers' participation; role of management; role of supervisory staff; safety training in industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Safety programmes