A report, published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
provides an overview of how occupational safety and health (OSH) can be
supported in micro and small enterprises (MSEs).
MSEs face particular challenges when it comes to identifying and managing risks
and implementing good OSH strategies. In the report, good examples from 12
different EU countries demonstrate how various intermediaries, authorities and
OSH institutions can reach out to and support MSEs.
It is clear that there is no one-size-fits-all' solution to ensuring the
safety and health of workers in the smallest workplaces - a combination of
different tools and initiatives, tailored to the specific needs of each
enterprise, is likely to be most efficient and effective.
Much more needs to be done to improve OSH in MSEs, in most settings and
sectors. Based on the examples presented in this report, recommendations for
future policy development are made.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work