Making things work: strategies for effective worker representation on health and safety in small firms in Europe

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This paper considers the role of trade unions and their representatives in initiatives to improve health and safety in small enterprises in several countries of the European Union. It is concerned with understanding what works in such initiatives, why it works, and what the necessary supports are to make these approaches both effective and sustainable.

Keywords: EFFECTIVENESS; HEALTH AND SAFETY; HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES; SMALL FIRMS; SUPPORT; SUSTAINABILITY; TRADE UNIONS; WORKER REPRESENTATION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2004

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  • Policy and Practice in Health and Safety is an international journal published twice a year. It's designed as a forum for academic and policy discourse on health and safety and is aimed at those who practise, tutor, research or study health and safety regulation and management. All published papers have undergone a double-blind refereeing process by at least two referees.

    Policy and Practice is an important source of reference for anyone studying or working at a professional level in health and safety. It'll help to keep you up to speed on developing debates on a wide range of topics.

    The editor, David Walters, Professor of Work Environment at the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre, leads Policy and Practice's authoritative international editorial board. The journal addresses practical workplace health and safety issues as well as focusing on a broader context - the social, economic and political discussions that shape employment and work.

    Subjects covered in recent issues include comparisons of different regulatory and management frameworks, case studies of occupational safety and health in individual locations, and the impact of economic and political factors on health and safety.
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