The psychosocial work environment and certified occupational health and safety management systems in the public sector – experience from two Danish municipalities

Peter Hasle, Pernille Hohnen, Anne Helbo, Christian Uhrenholdt Madsen

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Certified occupational health and safety management (OHSM) systems areexpected to cover the psychosocial work environment. We studied certified OHSM systems implemented in two medium-sized to large Danish municipalities. The cases show that the process of adopting OHSM systems from their traditional base in manufacturing to a public sector with a focus on the psychosocial work environment is difficult and complex. The management system seems to help maintaining systematic OHS activities but the actors are still searching for ways to fit the systems to the peculiarities of the psychosocial work environment in the public sector.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2014
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInternational Energy Agency, IEA
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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