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Abstract

The report reviews the findings of a comparative study on the implementation and operation of provisions for worker representation in health and safety at the workplace level in several European countries. All the countries studied were shown to have measures for worker representation in health and safety, but the detail of the rights they confer varied, as did the extent of their coverage. Several factors associated with implementation and operation were identified, including workplace size, industrial sector, and the presence of institutions and procedures for worker representation. Variations in operation were considered in the light of the roles of industrial relations factors, management policies, and practices and policies of enforcing agencies. The findings are compared with the provisions of the Framework Directive on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work.

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Authors: WALTERS D R, South Bank Polytechnic, Faculty of Continuing Education, London (GB);FREEMAN R J, South Bank Polytechnic, Faculty of Continuing Education, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13508 EN (1992) 225 pp., FS, ECU 18.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-0584-1
Record Number: 199210200 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en