Young peoples’ entrance to the workplace: Introduction to occupational health and safety
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Negative outcomes of a poor work environment are more frequent among young workers. The aim of the current study was to study former pupils’ conditions concerning occupational health and safety by investigating the workplaces’, safety climate, the degree of implementation of SWEM and the their introduction programs.
Four branches were included in the study: Industrial, Restaurant, Transport and Handicraft, specialising in wood. Semi-structured dialogues were undertaken with 15 employers at companies in which former pupils were employed. They also answered a questionnaire about SWEM. Former pupils and experienced employees were upon the same occasion asked to fill in a questionnaire about safety climate at the workplace.
Workplace introduction programs varied and were strongly linked to company size. Most of the former pupils and experienced employees rated the safety climate at their company as high, or good. Employers in three of the branches rated the SWEM implemented at their workplaces to be effective.
The Industry companies, which had the largest workplaces, gave the most systematic and workplace introduction for new employees. There are no results from this study explaining the fact that young workers have a higher risk for workplace accidents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2016. , 19 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 2016:02
Introduction to the workplace, Safety climate, Systematic work environment management system, SWEM, Young workers.
Research subject Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Ungas introduktion i arbetslivet. Betydelsen av arbetsmiljöutbildning och arbetsmiljöintroduktion för goda arbetsförhållanden och säkert arbete.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-21189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21189DiVA: diva2:908476
Projects? Ungas introduktion i arbetslivet. Betydelsen av arbetsmiljöutbildning och arbetsmiljöintroduktion för goda arbetsförhållanden och säkert arbete.
FunderAFA Insurance, 120048