How to identify the influence of the organisation of work and management on Occupational Safety and Health and on Sickness Absence in Danish abattoirs

Marie Louise Kirkegaard*, Kasper Edwards, Christine Ipsen

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We plan to investigate how the central policies on sickness absence and ‘occupational safety and health’(OSH) are understood and acted out as procedures by leaders, and how these are perceived to influences the occupational safety and health and sickness absence of the work by the management and the blue-collar workers. To do this, we will be conducting descriptive quantitative analysis of sickness absence and production volume, as well as qualitative analysis of the policies, and of differences in procedures and practices. We will compare these analyses to understand, how different interpretations of and ways of implementing organisational policies lead to structural and organizational differences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Conference 2019
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event50th Nordic Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: Future Work: Digitalisation and Innovation - Helsingør, Denmark
Duration: 25 Aug 201928 Aug 2019
Conference number: 50


Conference50th Nordic Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference
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  • Sickness Absence
  • Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health

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