The Development of Danish OHS Regulation - Organizational Understanding and Program Theory

Rikke Seim, Per Langaa Jensen, Niels Møller

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on a major recent amendment of the Danish Working Environment regulation concerning the cooperation of health and safety between employees and employer. The amendment, which came into force in October 2010, consists of four elements: 1) change of terminology, 2) flexibility in organizing OHS, 3) link between the companies’ overall strategic management and OHS and 4) continuously competence development for the health and safety representatives. In this paper we present and analyze the individual elements of the legislative amendment. Subsequent we investigate the organizational understanding that underlies the amendment and we explore the program theory that the different elements of the reform subscribe to.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Factors in Organizational Design and Management - XI
    EditorsO. Broberg, N. Fallentin, P. Hasle, P.L. Jensen, A. Kabel, M.E. Larsen, T. Weller
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEA Press
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)978-87-93130-13-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES) - 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 and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES)
    Number11
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period17/08/201420/08/2014
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    Keywords

    • Occupational Health and Safety Management
    • Legislative changes
    • Program theory

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