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Development needs of the osh-related risk management process: a companies’ viewpoint

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design II (IHSED2019)
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Applications, September 16-18, 2019, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany
EditorsTareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Stefan Picl, Redha Taiar
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-27928-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-27927-1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications -
Duration: 16 Aug 2019 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Period16/08/19 → …


Occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation, as well as OSH practitioners, generally consider the practices of risk management (RM) to be the foundation for OSH management in the workplace, and RM practices are commonly used in this setting. In practice, carrying out RM can be difficult. To ensure the effective improvement of RM practices, this paper examines the current development needs workplaces encounter in practice. Interviews (n = 46) were carried out in four large-scale Finnish enterprises operating in the manufacturing industry and facility services. The interviewees most often mentioned development needs related to the activity and competence of the persons involved in RM, and the process and tools used in RM. Companies would benefit from better descriptions and communication of the roles and responsibilities related to the RM process. It would be interesting to examine whether increased utilization of electronic systems can improve the success of OSH-related RM.


  • Hazard recognition, Risk identification, Risk assessment, Workplace safety, Manufacturing industry

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland