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Document ID (ISN)112080
CIS number 11-0646
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mekos K.Z.
Title Complaints regarding occupational health and safety in the area of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.47, p.647-651. 10 ref.
Abstract This paper deals with the complaints regarding occupational safety and health in a region of Greece. It seeks to examine who are the complainers, to which companies or activities they belong, to what extent complaints are relevant to occupational safety and health, and whether the complaints result in penalties. Complaints irrelevant to occupational safety and health are twice as frequent as those that are relevant. In three quarters of the cases, the complaints do not result to any kind of sanction. In one fifth of the cases, the complaints are not followed by any action taken by the office in charge. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Greece; plant safety and health organization; labour inspection; enforcement; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) penalties; role of labour inspection; role of workers' organizations; disobeying safety instructions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Notification of accidents and diseases
Workers' participation