Identifying Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment Development Needs in Finnish Case Companies

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Abstract

Occupational health and safety (OHS) risk assessment is considered an important part of companies’ safety management and the fulfilment of statutory obligations. In companies, however, it is not always known what kind of expertise and views the personnel have in relation to OHS risk assessment. In this study, the aim is to identify OHS risk assessment development needs using a questionnaire in three Finnish companies. The questionnaire was aimed at the entire personnel. The results (n = 348) revealed a demand for OHS risk assessment needs development in terms of training and raising awareness, resourcing, and different types of communication, including discussions with employees about the results of risk assessments, progress measures, and the comparison of risk assessments at different locations. Future research should verify that the development targets identified through the questionnaire are relevant to companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED 2023): Future Trends and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications. September 27-29, 2023, University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Tareq Ahram, Mario Milicevic, Darko Etinger, Krunoslav Zubrinic
PublisherAHFE International
Pages299–309
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-958651-88-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications - University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 27 Sept 202329 Sept 2023
Conference number: 5
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Publication series

NameAHFE International
Volume112
ISSN (Electronic)2771-0718

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Abbreviated titleIHSED
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period27/09/2329/09/23
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Keywords

  • risk assessment
  • occupational health and safety
  • risk assessment skill
  • development
  • improve

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

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