The psychosocial work environment and certified occupational health and safety management systems in the public sector – experience from two Danish municipalities

Peter Hasle, Pernille Hohnen, Anne Helbo, Christian Uhrenholdt Madsen

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Abstract

Certified occupational health and safety management (OHSM) systems are
expected to cover the psychosocial work environment. We studied certified OHSM systems implemented in two medium-sized to large Danish municipalities. The cases show that the process of adopting OHSM systems from their traditional base in manufacturing to a public sector with a focus on the psychosocial work environment is difficult and complex. The management system seems to help maintaining systematic OHS activities but the actors are still searching for ways to fit the systems to the peculiarities of the psychosocial work environment in the public sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) & 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference
EditorsOle Broberg, Nils Fallentin, Peter Hasle, Per Langaa Jensen, Anders Kabel, Mette Larsen, Tina Weller
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInternational Energy Agency, IEA
Publication date2014
Pages859-864
Chapter38
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93130-13-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM): Ergonomic Challenges in the New Economy - DGI-Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 17 Aug 201420 Aug 2014
Conference number: 11
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Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM)
Number11
LocationDGI-Byen
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period17/08/201420/08/2014
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