04/17/2008

Two risk assessment tools for the prevention of negative acts at work

The Belgian Federal Public Service has published new risk assessment tools for
the prevention of negative acts at work. The Risk Assessment Tool for Negative
Acts at Work (RATOG) and the Risk Assessment Tool for Negative Acts at Work
within Small- and Medium-sized Organizations (RATOG-KMO) screen the most
important organizational risk factors for negative acts within the company.
They provide a working tool for prevention advisors psychosocial well-being as
well as persons with a confidence role who are responsible for the well-being
policy within their organization.

Goal


  • The tools provide a first feedback concerning the most important
    organizational risk factors for negative acts at work:

  • The RATOG measures 6 risk factors: role conflict, job insecurity, conflict in
    the work unit, social support from the colleagues, employee-oriented culture
    and procedural justice (23 questions)

  • The RATOG-KMO measures 5 risk factors: role conflict, workload, conflict in
    the work unit, social support from the colleagues and employee-oriented culture
    (18 questions)

  • The tools were developed by means of scientific research among Belgian
    employees.



The tools can be used for free.

Summary

The RATOG and RATOG-KMO measure the most important organizational risk factors
for negative acts at work. The RATOG is used in organizations with more than
100 employees. The RATOG-KMO is used in organizations with less than 100
employees.

There are two ways to fill out the questionnaire:


  • by means of focus group discussion;

  • by distributing the questionnaire among individual employees.

The tools are printed on paper. They are filled in by the focus group members
or by the individual employees. Then, the prevention advisor psychosocial
well-being calculates and copies the mean scores on www.respectophetwerk.be.
Automatically a chart appears that can be used to compare the own results with
referee scores (green - orange - red). The results indicate whether further
research is needed.


More information


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work