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ID (ISN) del documento112077
Número CIS 11-0643
ISSN - Título de la serie 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Hohnen P., Hasle P.
Título Making work environment auditable - A "critical case" study of certified occupational health and safety management systems in Denmark
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.49, p.1022-1029. 25 ref.
Acceso Internet Making_work_environment_auditable.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen This article discusses the impact of certification on occupational health and safety management (OHSM) systems. Most research in the field has focused on how well such systems comply with voluntary standards such as OHSAS 18001 or with national and international legislation. However, even in cases of compliance, the certified systems have problems dealing with a range of contemporary complex work environment issues. Furthermore, certification also transforms the kinds of topics addressed and the procedures and activities applied in the system. Using the development of certified OHSM system in a manufacturing company in Denmark as a critical case, it is shown how certified OHSM systems unintentionally yet actively create an environment of "measurable and auditable facts" shaped not only in response to legal and market demands for a safe work environment, but also as a consequence of the external demands for a visible and accountable work environment standard.
Descriptores (primarios) valoración del riesgo; organización de la prevención en la empresa; sistemas de gestión de seguridad y salud en el trabajo
Descriptores (secundarios) Dinamarca; auditorias de seguridad; industrias manufactureras; comentario de norma; estudio de caso
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation