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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

The psychosocial work environment and certified occupational health and safety management systems in the public sector – experie
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Author:Peter HASLE (Centre for Industrial Production, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Pernille HOHNEN (Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Anne Helbo JESPERSEN (Bureau Veritas, Denmark)
Christian Uhrenholt MADSEN (Centre for Industrial Production, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: F - Tools & methods     Session: F6 - Transforming working environment programmes into workplace practice – part III
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2508

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.