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Document ID (ISN)77115
CIS number 01-1048
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1940-0
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 321/2001
Author(s) Walters D, Kirby P., Daly F.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The impact of trade union education and training in health and safety on the workplace activity of health and safety representatives
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. viii, 115p. Illus. 75 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
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Abstract This research was based on responses to a postal questionnaire addressed to 5,800 safety and health representatives listed in trade union records, together with phone and face-to-face interviews with selected respondents. 79% of the respondents were of the opinion that OSH training was supportive of their workplace activity, and even higher proportions found training offered by trade union organizations to be useful. Some respondents reported difficulty in gaining access to training courses due to the regular job pressures or the reluctance of employers or managers to grant time off with pay. Implications for policy are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) training of OSH personnel; safety and health training; role of workers' organizations; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) report; safety training in industry; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training