Workplace health in the public health perspective : policy requirements and performance indicators for Good Practice in Health, Environment, Safety and Social Management in Enterprises (GP HESSME) / by Boguslaw Baranski ... [et al.]
AbstractThe enterprises are an essential element of the national public health system. The employers, but also employees, make at work a huge number of decisions which have an influence on the quality of living and working environment, work organization and work cultures as well as on use of natural resources and ambient environment. These decisions have an impact on their own health as well as on that of their families, neighbours and customers. Good practice in workplace health is a process of continuous improvement of health, environment, safety and social performance involving partners inside and outside of an enterprise. Good practice in health, environment, safety and social management in the enterprises (GP HESSME) aims at empowering employers and employees to increase control over their own health and their family's health considering environmental, lifestyle, occupational and social health determinants. It also supports maintenance of work ability and employability by continuous vocational education and training. This document describes the main objectives, work areas and benefits of GP HESSME and history of development of this cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach. The main steps for introducing GP HESSME are presented, followed by the cross-sectoral policy requirements at municipal, provincial and national level. The roles of national local authorities, employers and employees and enterprises' networking are highlighted. The sets of input, process, output and outcome indicators are proposed for monitoring and to link workplace health activities with public health performance
Baranski, Boguslaw, Vaandrager, Lenneke, Martimo, Kari-Pekka, Baart, Paul & World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2003). Workplace health in the public health perspective : policy requirements and performance indicators for Good Practice in Health, Environment, Safety and Social Management in Enterprises (GP HESSME) / by Boguslaw Baranski ... [et al.]. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107463
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