OHS Management Skill Development and Continuing Learning

Sari Tappura

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Abstract

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management focuses on employee safety and health; OHS legislation establishes the requirements for OHS management competencies. This study aims to identify measures for developing OHS management skills during a management career to support managers’ competence development and continuing learning. A qualitative multiple-case study of seven industrial companies in the energy and processing industries and industrial services was conducted. Measures for developing OHS management skills during the following stages of a management career were identified: 1) recruitment, 2) orientation, 3) competence assessment, 4) competence development, 5) performance assessment and measurement, and 6) incentives and rewards. This study suggests practical organizational measures for developing managers’ OHS competence at different career stages as general management competencies. Developing managers’ OHS competence provides them with knowledge of their responsibilities and expectations, as well as company-wide OHS objectives and practices to improve OHS and operational efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2021): Future Trends and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2021): Future Trends and Applications, September 23–25, 2021, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Tareq Ahram, Mario Milicevic, Darko Etinger, Krunoslav Zubrinic
PublisherAHFE International
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7923-8987-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 23 Sept 202125 Sept 2021
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameAHFE International
Volume21
ISSN (Electronic)2771-0718

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design
Abbreviated titleIHSED
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period23/09/2125/09/21

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

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