The Role of Workers’ Representative and OHS Performance: An Interpretative Framework

  • Paolo TruccoEmail author
  • Rossella Onofrio
  • Raffaella Cagliano
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1204)


In the context of OH&S, the positive role of workers’ representation, involvement and consultation for better OH&S management arrangements is largely discussed in literature; however, the focus is typically on personal traits. The objective of this paper is to expand the scope of previous studies by exploring the relationship between OH&S organizational maturity and the role of workers’ representatives, and consequently the effect on OH&S performance. To this end, a structured questionnaire was administered to a large-scale sample of Italian representatives. Results suggest four types of participative models of organization/representative at different levels of maturity and show clear correlation with OH&S performance.


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Workers’ representative Performance Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Trucco
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rossella Onofrio
    • 1
  • Raffaella Cagliano
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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