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Document ID (ISN)112074
CIS number 11-0641
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hasle P., Bager B., Granerud L.
Title Small enterprises - Accountants as occupational health and safety intermediaries
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.48, p.404-409. 32 ref.
Internet access Small_enterprises.pdf [in English]
Abstract There is an on-going search for ways that authorities and professional bodies can efficiently reach out to small enterprises with preventive measures. It has been suggested that accountants could act as intermediaries on occupational safety and health (OSH). A pilot project was carried out in Denmark to test this possibility. State-authorized accountants were invited to training seminars to give them the necessary OSH knowledge to provide advice to small enterprises. 164 accountants participated in the seminars and 74 accountants replied to a follow up questionnaire concerning their experience of advising their small enterprise clients about OSH. For most accountants, it was a positive experience. However, they also faced certain constraints. This study concludes that it is possible for accountants to act as OSH intermediaries, but that institutional support for the training activities is important to secure a broader application of this approach.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; small enterprises; safety consultants
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Small and medium-sized enterprises