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Document ID (ISN)110017
CIS number 09-1004
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Widerszal-Bazyl M., Warszewska-Makuch M.
Title Employee direct participation in organizational decisions and workplace safety
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.14, No.4, p.367-378. 20 ref.
Abstract Managers from 192 Polish enterprises filled out a questionnaire measuring employees' direct participation in organizational decisions. Workplace safety was expressed by the number of accidents, the number of employees working in hazardous conditions, accident absenteeism and sickness absence. Results showed that the two latter indicators were significantly related to some parameters of direct participation. Companies that used face-to-face individual consultation had lower accident absenteeism than ones that did not. Similar effects were observed for group consultation and group delegation. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; plant safety and health organization; workers' participation; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; labour-management relations; questionnaire survey; accident absenteeism; sickness absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors