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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Venema, A. (author)
The changing world of work has increased the prevalence of psychosocial risks at European workplaces. Psychosocial risks may have severe consequences for workers’ health and well-being. Research has shown that they are related to poorer mental health, depression, cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore, appropriate...
other 2019
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Tompa, E. (author), Mofidi, A. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), van Bree, T. (author), Michaelsen, F. (author), Jung, Y. (author), Porsch, L. (author), van Emmerik, M. (author)
Insight into the financial consequences of work-related injuries and diseases provides governments, policy makers and employers’ organisations with relevant data for the purpose of developing OSH policies and agreements. Also, insight into these costs will help to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem and will contribute to a more...
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Venema, A. (author)
The ‘Risico- Inventarisatie- en Evaluatie-instrumenten’ is the name for the Dutch risk assessment (RA) tools. A RA tool can be used to perform a risk assessment including an evaluation of the identified risks. These tools were among the first online risk assessment tools developed in Europe. The Dutch RA tools and the web application system to...
other 2015
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Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are widely acknowledged as the backbone of the European economy. According to EUROSTAT statistics [1], [2], 29.6% of the EU employees work in micro enterprises (<10 employees), while 20.6 % are employed in small firms (<50 employees). Indeed, half of the European workforce is working in small and micro...
other 2014
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Gallis, R. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author)
High Reliability Organizations (HRO’s) are organizations that constantly face serious and complex (safety) risks yet succeed in realising an excellent safety performance. In such situations acceptable levels of safety cannot be achieved by traditional safety management only. HRO’s manage safety risks in a specific way, supported by an associated...
other 2014
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van den Bossche, S. (author)
Workplace violence refers to incidents where workers are abused, threatened or assaulted, either by people from within or outside their workplace. Workplace violence may have severe negative consequences for the workers affected, their co-workers and families; as well as for organisations and the society as a whole. The aim of this article is to...
other 2014
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van den Heuvel, S. (author)
It has been known for some time that risk factors in the workplace can have a negative effect on health. Ramazzini was one of the first scientists to identify occupational health hazards. He wrote about diseases of the musculoskeletal system caused by sudden and irregular movements and the adoption of awkward postures. Another category of work...
other 2014
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Terwoert, J. (author), Kersting, K. (author)
Products based on epoxy resins as a binder have become popular in various settings, among which the construction industry and in windmill blade production, as a result of their excellent technical properties. However, due to the same properties epoxy products are a notorious cause of allergic skin disease among workers. In addition, constituents...
other 2014
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Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), Steijger, N. (author)
Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a highly regulated area that appears to be based on rational planning and logical management approaches, e.g. OSM Management Systems: employers and employees of organisations should be aware of OSH risks, assess these risks systematically, provide the necessary expertise, to eliminate and/or reduce the OSH...
other 2014
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Kraan, K.O. (author), Blok, M. (author)
This article gives definitions of teleworking, presents facts about the prevalence of teleworking in Europe, and addresses the relationships that have been reported to exist between teleworking and productivity and well-being. Special attention is paid to psychosocial factors that moderate this relationship. Frequently addressed topics in...
other 2014
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Jain, A. (author)
Prevention is the cornerstone of the European approach to managing occupational safety and health. Prevention means anticipating and analysing the various aspects of work to identify short and long term risks, and then taking action to eliminate or mitigate those risks; that is identifying and addressing the source of the problem. The actions...
other 2014
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van der Vorm, J.K.J. (author)
The success of managing Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) depends on an effective and efficient process of becoming aware of the potential for improvement, problem definition, diagnosis, designing possible improvements, decision making and implementing potential improvements. This process requires specific capacities, experience and...
other 2014
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Kwantes, J.H. (author), Hooftman, W. (author)
The Dutch occupational safety and health legislation started in 1874 with the first law against child labor, which forbid children until the age of 12 to work in factories. Followed in 1889 by the first Labor Act (Arbeidswet) and in 1895 by the first ‘Safety Act’ (Veiligheidswet). These acts were adapted several times, and in the last decennia...
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Kwantes, J.H. (author), Hooftman, W. (author), Michiel, F. (author)
The position, role and aim of the protective and preventive services (article 7 of the Framework directive (89/391/EEC within the legal OSH-system will be the focus point of this article. Article 13 of the EU Treaty gives the EU the possibility to draft a legal framework on occupational safety and health. The fundamental elements of such an...
other 2014
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Clignett, L. (author), van Kampen, J. (author)
Although estimates vary, it is widely accepted that human error plays a part in most safety accidents and incidents. Human error could be coupled with the active failures at the front-end and the actions or inactions of managers and engineers, the latent failures. This OSH wiki deals with a specific form of human error: violations of OSH rules...
other 2014
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Ustailieva, E. (author)
Current business and organisational practices have led to an increased importance of supply chains to business strategy as well as within national and global economies [1]. Nowadays, businesses increasingly rely on the outsourcing of parts of their activities and processes. Companies function and compete more and more on a supply chain level, in...
other 2014
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Koningsveld, E. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Organizational ergonomics is concerned with the optimization of socio-technical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes. Relevant topics include: communication, crew resource management, work design, work systems, design of working times, teamwork, participatory design, community ergonomics, cooperative work,...
other 2014
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van Kampen, J. (author), Ustailieva, E. (author)
According to the global trends report 2013 the distributed networks and collaboration are becoming more important, not only to address global issues, but also to create value in a world where consumers and customers demand solutions and experiences, and increasingly develop tools in order to create value themselves, potentially redefining whole...
other 2014
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Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author)
In company practice and in governmental legislation, it is increasingly acknowledged that occupational safety and health (OSH) management should be performed systematically and continually. Implementing an OSH Management System (OSH MS) is the major strategy to achieve this.
other 2014
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Starren, A. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author)
In this article we describe cross-cultural aspects in the context of safety management. When working abroad, cross-cultural differences ask for other competencies to enhance safe behaviour than at home due to cultural and language differences. In this wiki some guidance is given on aspects of cultural differences and safe behaviour, related to...
other 2014
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