Working environment committees: stretched between strategy and participation

Vibeke Kristine Scheller, Agnete Meldgaard Hansen, Klaus T. Nielsen

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    Abstract

    In Denmark, a new Working Environment Act was passed in 2010. The assumptions behind the act are that increased flexibility in the organization of OHS work will: 1) enable a more systematic approach, 2) elevate OHS issues to a strategic level within the company, and 3) integrate these concerns in other key business processes. In this paper we examine the validity of these assumptions through a number of qualitative case studies. We discuss whether flexibility, systematization, and strategy lead to better OHS discussions and practices within the case companies.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato18 aug. 2014
    Antal sider7
    StatusUdgivet - 18 aug. 2014
    BegivenhedHuman Factors In Organizational Design And Management – Xi Nordic Ergonomics Society Annual Conference – 46 - Copenhagen, Danmark
    Varighed: 18 aug. 201420 aug. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 11

    Konference

    KonferenceHuman Factors In Organizational Design And Management – Xi Nordic Ergonomics Society Annual Conference – 46
    Nummer11
    LandDanmark
    ByCopenhagen
    Periode18/08/201420/08/2014

    Emneord

    • Legislation
    • OHS Committee
    • psychosocial work environment
    • Democracy
    • proximity

    Citer dette

    Scheller, V. K., Hansen, A. M., & Nielsen, K. T. (2014). Working environment committees: stretched between strategy and participation . Afhandling præsenteret på Human Factors In Organizational Design And Management – Xi Nordic Ergonomics Society Annual Conference – 46, Copenhagen, Danmark.