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Document ID (ISN)112491
CIS number 12-0076
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coutrot T.
Title The prevention of occupational hazards as seen by employees
Original title La prévention des risques professionnels vue par les salariés [in French]
Bibliographic information Ministère du travail, des relations sociales et de la solidarité, Direction de l'Animation de la Recherche des Etudes et des Statistiques (DARES), 127 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris 07 SP, France, Jan. 2008, No.05.1, 8p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access La_prévention_des_risques_professionnels_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract This document presents a summary of the findings of a survey on working conditions and occupational hazards in France. In 2005, 31% of employed persons claim to have received either information or training on the health hazards of their work: 20% in SMEs with less than 50 employees and twice that proportion in large enterprises employing more than 1000 workers. The information is more systematic for workers holding hazardous jobs, in enterprises with safety and health committees and in enterprises having adopted forward-looking organizations structures. Supervisors and occupational physicians represent the main source of information for workers. 83% of workers received a medical examination by an occupational physician in the two years preceding the survey. However, workers on short-term contracts or employed on a part-time basis are less frequently examined by the occupational physician. Women appear to benefit less from occupational safety and health measures than men.
Descriptors (primary) France; conditions of work; small enterprises; large enterprises; safety and health training
Descriptors (secondary) occupational medicine; survey; industrial physicians; information dissemination; information of personnel; sex-linked differences; terms of employment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
OSH training
Safety and health information