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The Swedish Work Environment Authority and its initiatives relating to the work environment in Swedish forestry

Synwoldt, Uwe (2001). The Swedish Work Environment Authority and its initiatives relating to the work environment in Swedish forestry. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Silvestria, 1401-6230
ISBN 91-576-6070-0
[Doctoral thesis]

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Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate whether the Swedish Work Environment Authority (SWEA), with its rules, resources and structure, has been able to influence work environment management in Swedish forestry. This end will be achieved by describing the historical development of forestry work and workers’ protection in forestry, the works of SWEA today and its initiatives in the forestry sector during the 1990s. The target achievement model is the principal method employed.
The forest industry’s handling of certain rules and initiatives from SWEA is described and evaluated. It was established that the Authority has had a positive impact on the work environment of the forestry sector as regards measures for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, information on rules relating to the work environment, the design of forestry machinery and instruction manuals for the same.
Successful work environment management depends on: lucid rules conducive to safe and ergonomic design of forest machinery, alternative paths and co-operation procedures for disseminating knowledge of the work environment, targeted inspections relating to certain deficiencies of the work environment, and better systems for reporting occupational injuries.

Authors/Creators:Synwoldt, Uwe
Title:The Swedish Work Environment Authority and its initiatives relating to the work environment in Swedish forestry
Year of publishing :2001
Number:186
Number of Pages:111
Publisher:Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6070-0
ISSN:1401-6230
Language:English
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Work Sciences
Keywords:Work Environment Authority, workers’ protection, occupational injury, instruction manual, market surveillance
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107981
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107981
ID Code:17735
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Institutionen för skogshushållning (fr.o.m. 990101)
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Deposited On:07 Oct 2020 09:41
Metadata Last Modified:19 Oct 2020 14:35

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