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Document ID (ISN)73683
CIS number 99-1485
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nytr÷ K., Saksvik P.Í., Torvatn H.
Title Organizational prerequisites for the implementation of systematic health, environment and safety work in enterprises
Bibliographic information Dec. 1998, Vol.30, No.3, p.297-307. 17 ref.
Abstract Under the Norwegian internal control regulation of 1992, preventive health and safety systems have become mandatory for every enterprise, regardless of size and business. Enterprises are expected to implement proper systematic actions to ensure that they operate in accordance with requirements specified in laws and regulations in the health, environment and safety (HES) domain. In this study, organizational factors contributing to the successful implementation of internal control of HES were investigated. Results showed that 45% of the companies in Norway had implemented internal control four years after onset of the regulation. A total of 36% were under way, and 19% had not started yet. Available internal HES competency with professional training was the strongest predictor for success in managing systematic HES work. Thereafter followed such factors as external push and pull (customers, labour inspection and business partners). Time elapsed since implementation of the regulation was also of importance. Topics: implementation of control measures; legislation; Norway; plant safety and health organization; pollution control; responsibilities of employers; role of government; role of management; role of workers organizations; survey; workers participation.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; plant safety and health organization; legislation; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; implementation of control measures; survey; workers' participation; role of workers' organizations; role of management; role of government
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Workers' participation