We explored associations between organizational factors (size, sector, leadership support, and organizational capacity) and implementation of occupational safety and health (OSH) and worksite health promotion (WHP) programs in smaller businesses. Methods: We conducted a web-based survey of human resource managers of 117 smaller businesses (<750 employees) and analyzed factors associated with implementation of OSH and WHP among these sites using multivariate analyses. Results: Implementation of OSH, but not WHP activities, was related to industry sector (P=0.003). Leadership support was positively associated with OSH activities (P<0.001), but negatively associated with WHP implementation. Organizational capacity (budgets, staffing, and committee involvement) was associated with implementation of both OSH and WHP. Size was related to neither. Conclusions: Leadership support and specifically allocated resources reflecting that support are important factors for implementing OSH and WHP in smaller organizations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health