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Supply and demand factors in occupational health; determinants of self-reported compliance with the work place related requirements of the German Work Safety Law



Supply and demand factors in occupational health; determinants of self-reported compliance with the work place related requirements of the German Work Safety Law



Occupational Medicine 43(Suppl. 1): S47



The study evaluates the extend to which West German company doctors reported that they carried out the workplace related activities as required by the German Work Security Law 'ASiG'. Postal questionnaires were completed by 502 of West German company doctors. About one third of those who responded, reported that they carried out the requirements of the German Work Safety Law with regard to workplace-related prevention. Multivariate analysis was applied to discover the factors that influenced compliance. We conclude that investment in supply-side factors (doctors' qualifications, experiences and recourses) are not enough to bring about compliance. More important are the demand-side regulations which directly address the health and safety culture of the companies.

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