New roles for the OHS representatives - from employee representation to problem-solving

Peter Hasle (Editor), Rikke Seim (Editor), Ole Broberg (Editor), Nils Fallentin (Editor), Per Langaa Jensen (Editor), Anders Kabel (Editor), Mette Larsen (Editor), Weller Tina (Editor)

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Abstract

The changing role of occupational health and safety representatives (OHS reps) is studied in Danish enterprises and the results indicate that representation, and especially negotiation on behalf of colleagues, has diminished. The work environment is mainstreamed in many enterprises and it is rarely an area of conflict. The role of the OHS reps has accordingly changed to focus on solving specific problems at the workplace. Both management and colleagues consider the OHS reps as a resource who can be utilized to manage the work environment. The consequences of this development for the employees consist of both ad-vantages and disadvantages.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) & 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInternational Energy Agency, IEA
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93130-13-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM); 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference -
Duration: 17. Sep 201420. Sep 2014
http://www.odam2014.org/

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Conference11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM); 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference
Period17/09/201420/09/2014
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