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Viden der virker? Arbejdsmiljø fra forskning til handling

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  1. Systematic literature review on the effects of occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions at the workplace

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How do we best use research results on working environment in legislation and at workplaces? Knowledge that works? looks at how we use - and sometimes ignore - the researchers' knowledge of adverse effects, causes and coherence within the working environment.
Per Malmros has worked in virtually every area of ​​the working environment system for more than 30 years. It has been a period of rapid development, where research has produced significant new knowledge about the working environment. But unfortunately, it has not resulted in a transparent and consistent manner in prevention.
Knowledge that works? questions the administrative policy practice that has evolved in the Labor Inspectorate. Too much work environment research is lost. Studies and research results are rarely used optimally when subsequently political decisions have to be made. Political pressure and media stories also dictate what is to be researched.
The book's author, Per Malmros, believes that there is a lack of methods and procedures for the "digestion" of the research results, including how we implement them in political decisions and in practice, or how we can benefit from the possible effect.
Based on the official's role as mediator between science and politics, the author casts a critical eye on the recent history of the Danish working environment and discusses how evidence, knowledge sharing and a dose of common sense can give us a better working environment in the future.
Per Malmros shakes up both his own research community, but also in research users, politicians and media, who often blow up individual cases without listening to the experts in the field.
Translated title of the contributionKnowledge that works?: Working environment from research to action
Original languageDanish
PublisherFrydenlund
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9788771189940
ISBN (Electronic)9788772160320
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018

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