Identification of Key Relations for Work Safety—A Case Study



The main goal of an economic organization is to generate profit. However, it should be noted that at the core of the company's operation lies the necessity to meet the requirements of work safety. Consequently, we have two areas of different groups of organizational factors. On the one hand, there are elements decisive for the increasing productivity of work and increasing its efficiency and savings, on the other hand, elements of improving the safety and ergonomics of work and elements deciding about the well-being of the employee. To eliminate this apparent antagonism, the activities of the organization should be considered in the aspect of links between its elements at the level of the integrated system of occupational safety and health management. The article presents a practical way of recognizing important system relations using the specification method of correlated critical requirements, thanks to which it obtains support in management decisions. The improvement proceedings were presented on the example of the aluminum cans production process, within which the basic needs of all stakeholders of the organization were taken into account. This allowed to present a synergistic effect of the approach using integrated work safety management.


improvement of work organization, integrated health and safety management system, critical requirementsText


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