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Contribution à la définition d'actions pour la pérennisation de la prévention des risques professionnels dans les PME-PMI

Abstract : Studies on occupational health and safety performance in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are quite recent (mostly dating from the period after the 1990s). Although they are highly heterogeneous for they considerably vary in the approaches and the methods used, they all put into emphasis the vulnerability of these organisations when dealing with occupational health and safety issues. Enterprises of less than 50 employees are indeed more particularly exposed to such risks. An international review of the literature has put into light the internal and external determinants of health and safety management in this kind of organisations. The purpose of this thesis is to classify them and depict the way they interact to give a comprehensive representation of the determination of the level of prevention of occupational risks in SMEs. In a second part, a preventive action has been carried out on the basis of these determinants. It was based on a collective action which involved the chamber of commerce, health and safety technicians and the labour inspectorate. This pilot action has allowed the carrying out of a qualitative research in order to assess the device aforesaid but also to implement the results and conclusions of the international studies in the French companies. This survey has raised a new debate over the sustainability in SMEs and led to a questioning on the actors who are implement the prevention plan of prevention. A second qualitative survey has been carried out in a small and medium-sized enterprise in order to understand occupational health and safety management.
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Christophe Martin. Contribution à la définition d'actions pour la pérennisation de la prévention des risques professionnels dans les PME-PMI. Sciences de l'ingénieur [physics]. École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00352172⟩



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