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Document ID (ISN)110196
CIS number 09-1199
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saarela K.I.
Title The Kauris method - Evaluation and management of the risks of violence at the place of work
Original title El método Kauris - Evaluación y gestión del riesgo de violencia en el trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2009, Vol.55, No.327, p.68,70. 7 ref.
Abstract In Finland, 5% of workers have been exposed to a violent incident. This article presents the Kauris method developed in 2001 by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for the retail sector, where the risks of violent incidents are above average. The objective is to help individual businesses to evaluate and manage violence at the place of work. The method, which involves a participatory approach, was pilot tested in 12 stores of a large Finnish retail chain. Results of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) retail trade; plant safety and health organization; violence
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; workers' participation; evaluation of results; evaluation of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Retail industry
Violence and terrorism