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Document ID (ISN)109232
CIS number 09-105
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Torp S.
Title How a health and safety management training program may improve the working environment in small- and medium-sized companies
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.263-271. 38 ref.
Abstract The objective of this controlled intervention study was to investigate the effects of a two-year training programme in occupational safety and health (OSH) management for managers of small- and medium-sized companies. A total of 113 managers of motor vehicle repair garages participated in the training and another 113 garage managers served as a comparison group. The intervention involved participation by managers in four one-day OSH training seminars over a period of two years. The effects were measured using questionnaires sent before and after the intervention to the managers and blue-collar workers at the garages. The intervention group managers reported significantly greater improvement of their OSH management system than the managers in the comparison group.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; Norway; safety and health training; vehicle repair and servicing; plant safety and health organization; work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; role of management; programme evaluation; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Road transportation
Small and medium-sized enterprises