Managing Safety in Small and Medium Enterprises

legg Stephen, Kirsten Bendix Olsen, laird Ian S., Peter Hasle

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    This paper presents a conceptual model for increasing acceptable working environments for SMEs. It also acts as an editorial for the special issue of Safety Science on ‘Managing safety in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)’. It describes how seven of the ten papers in the special issue originate from an international conference in 2013 on Understanding Small Enterprises. It includes a commentary on the papers in the special issue as well as directing the reader to all of the current state-of-the-science sources known to the authors. The paper provides a background to previous research on safety in SMEs, showing how
    most current policy and legislation on occupational health and safety (OSH) and the work environment is based on large enterprises and that there is a relative paucity of research on OSH in SMEs. In a summary of current knowledge, it is argued that modern OHS legislation and interventions to help improve Work environments need to increasingly take account of the specific characteristics of SMEs. The conceptual model for increasing acceptable working environments for SMEs takes its onset in a legislative standard that is built into intervention programmes and includes three instrument pillars: inspection to enhance
    compliance, recognition of the standard by the stakeholders in the industry sector and dissemination of
    information to small enterprises.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftSafety Science
    Vol/bind71
    Udgave nummerPart C
    Sider (fra-til)189-196
    Antal sider7
    ISSN0925-7535
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

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    Stephen, legg ; Olsen, Kirsten Bendix ; Ian S., laird ; Hasle, Peter. / Managing Safety in Small and Medium Enterprises. I: Safety Science. 2015 ; Bind 71, Nr. Part C. s. 189-196.
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