Engagement of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in occupational safety and health ''Project know-how''

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This study builds on the earlier research The management of OSH in networked systems of production or service delivery – and focuses on OSH perceptions and behaviours of SMEs, including micro organisations.

The objectives in this study, undertaken by the University of Loughborough, were to:

  • investigate the perceptions of OSH in SMEs and micros in the UK
  • determine the sources of OSH knowledge in SMEs and micros
  • identify the enablers and barriers to accessing and applying OSH knowledge in SMEs and micros
  • examine how OSH knowledge is applied in practice in SMEs and micros
  • compare OSH knowledge and practices in SMEs and micros with those in larger organisations

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