Gibb A, Pinder J, Bust P, Cheyne A, Dainty A, Fray M, Finneran A, Glover J, Hartley R, Haslam R, Jones W, Morgan J, Pink S, Waterson P & Yolande Gosling E (2016) Engagement of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in occupational safety and health: Project know-how. Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Leicester. https://www.iosh.co.uk/Books-and-resources/Health-and-safety-in-a-changing-world/SMEs-and-micro-organisations-engagement-with-occupational-safety-and-health.aspx
This study builds on the earlier research The management of OSH in networked systems of production or service delivery – and focuses on OSH perceptions and behaviours of SMEs, including micro organisations.
The objectives in this study, undertaken by the University of Loughborough, were to:
investigate the perceptions of OSH in SMEs and micros in the UK
determine the sources of OSH knowledge in SMEs and micros
identify the enablers and barriers to accessing and applying OSH knowledge in SMEs and micros
examine how OSH knowledge is applied in practice in SMEs and micros
compare OSH knowledge and practices in SMEs and micros with those in larger organisations