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Päivi Kekkonen, Arto Reiman, Seppo Väyrynen & Hanna-Kaisa Rajala (2019) Occupational safety and health in shared workplaces according to workplace inspection reports, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2019.1600314

Occupational safety and health in shared workplaces according to workplace inspection reports

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Author: Kekkonen, Päivi1; Reiman, Arto1; Väyrynen, Seppo1;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Occupational Safety and Health Section, Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202102164930
Language: English
Published: Informa, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-05-22
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to create a holistic view of shared workplaces and the ways in which these ‘special situations’ for organizing work take place in practice. The characteristics of shared workplaces and the associated phenomena and challenges were also points of interest. Occupational safety and health inspection reports (N = 200) from the Regional State Administrative Agency of Finland were analysed to obtain information on the deficiencies observed in shared workplaces. The observations were categorized, and the categories were linked to the elements in the work system model. Thus, observation profiles for shared workplaces in the construction, manufacturing and mining and quarrying industries were created. In the observation profiles, significant differences were identified between two or more industries in terms of deficiencies related to organization, employee, task, tools and technology as well as work environment, i.e., the elements comprising the work system model.

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Series: International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics
ISSN: 1080-3548
ISSN-E: 2376-9130
ISSN-L: 1080-3548
DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2019.1600314
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1080/10803548.2019.1600314
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Funding: This study was conducted as part of the ‘Shared Workplaces – Research, Supervision and Communications Project’ of the Occupational Safety and Health Section of the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) of Northern Finland.
Copyright information: © 2019 Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics on 22 May 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2019.1600314.