Sønderstrup-Andersen, Hans H. K.3; Fløcke, Thomas4; Mikkelsen, Kim Lyngby4; Roepstorff, Christian4
1 Subject, Technology and Social Practice, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University3 Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University4 unknown
The aim of this paper is to communicate results, and lessons learned, from developing and applying a national questionnaire based survey for measuring the initiation of occupational safety activities in Danish enterprises and public institutions1. The survey is cross-sectional and it is part of the general working environment surveillance system in Denmark. The current survey has a response rate of app. 76% (N=6423) at enterprise level. An investigation of the validity of measurements obtained with three different indices has been carried out. The survey shows that through a 5 year period there has been a statistically significant improvement in the use of work place assessments (WPA) among private enterprises and public institutions. A further result is that the smallest companies obtained the lowest score on the knowledge and proactivity indices, while they obtained the highest score on the safety attitude index.