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Gembalska-Kwiecień Anna (Silesian University of Technology, Poland), Skotnicka-Zasadzień Bożena (Silesian University of Technology, Poland), Wolniak Radosław (Silesian University of Technology, Poland), Bujna Marián (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovak Republic)
Creating Participation of Employees in Improving Work Safety in Enterprise
Multidisciplinary Aspects of Production Engineering, 2018, vol. 1, s. 689-694, bibliogr. 16 poz.
Zarządzanie przedsiębiorstwem, Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy, Partycypacja pracowników w zarządzaniu
Enterprise management, Health and safety at work, Personnel participation in management
streszcz., summ.
The article deals with the issue of employees' participation in the security management system in an enterprise. The issue of participation was presented as well as empirical studies illustrating the problem of the study. The benefits from the creative participation of employees in a safety management system were also shown. It was stated that an employee's participation in specific areas of business management is important and that it is a desirable direction in the development of the employees' staff and displaying joint responsibility for the workplace. The research was carried out in five enterprises engaged in the business of construction and renovation activities. The surveyed employees were employed in various positions and at various organizational levels, they took part in the survey and in individual interviews. Questions from the first part of the questionnaire generally concerned issues related to occupational health and safety. The second part concerned issues directly related to the safety management system as well as the creativity and participation of employees in improving work safety in the surveyed enterprise. Empirical studies have shown that some of the surveyed employees have a rather passive attitude towards systemic issues. The article uses the approach that puts human events in the epicenter as one of the most important drivers of changes taking place in enterprises. In order to further improve the functioning of the implemented and maintained systems, enterprises have created their own set of practiced forms of employee participation. (original abstract)
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