This paper analyses the Danish approach to workplace assessment (WPA) following European requirements to establish legislation on occupational health and safety. Quantitative studies show that WPA can be interpreted as a success within the larger Danish firms. However, data from qualitative studies modify this picture by showing how attention has been focussed on physical working environment problems whilst wider psycho-social problems have been ignored. The paper claims there is no evidence from either the quantitative or the qualitative studies that workplace assessment - even though positively evaluated - has become a recurrent activity within firms.
|Journal||Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Industrial management
- workplace assessment
- management of occupational health and safety