Managing OSH Through Recession

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The onset of the Great Recession in 2008 has put pressure on enterprises that in
turn have downsized, restructured, and reorganized. Research has shown that
economic recession has an effect on psychological and behavioral health that is
attributed to both general health and occupational safety and health. The objective of this study is to unravel whether the onset of economic recession has had an impact on public health and especially enterprises’and public institutions’management of occupational safety and health activities. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of research covering the recessional influence on the management, on occupational safety, and on health and public health in general. Moreover, insights are given on theories and models of the effect on safety and health, and the chapter provides insights to research contributions that discuss a series of determining factors that play a central role in understanding managing through recession. Based on the reviewed research, it is concluded that all stakeholders must have a focus on the management of both public health and especially the management of safety and health activities in enterprises during a period of economic recession. The literature points at a few procyclical effects that need to be managed like, for example, a decline in accidents at work.
TitelHandbook on Management and Employment Practices
RedaktørerPaula Brough, Elliroma Gardiner , Kevin Daniels.
Antal sider19
ISBN (Trykt)9783030290115
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-24936-6
StatusUdgivet - 2022
NavnHandbook Series in Occupational Health Sciences. Handbook on Management and Employment Practices,

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