Participation and Prevention
when organizazing shift work at company level in various European countries
A part of the subject areas Psychology and Social sciences
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About the book
This book presents an investigation of how shift work is organized in various European countries. The important role of the participatory bodies is discussed, vis-à-vis the prevention of shift-work related problems. The results of the investigation reveal that while systematic prevention activities do not take place, strengths and weaknesses for employee participation in designing shift schedules. They suggest that good results can be achieved by combining innovative processes based on a regulatory framework that ensures health and safety with formal foundation that ensure employee influence. This composition will be capable of consolidating employee participation and creating schedule designs that can integrate production requirements, social life and health concerns, while at the same time increasing the possibilities for establishing win-win situations to the mutual benefit of all parties.
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