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  • Article
    4 January 2009

    On 17 April 2008, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers (Latvijas Republikas
    Ministru kabinets, MK [1]) approved the Health and Safety Guidelines for
    2008–2013, drafted by the Ministry of Welfare (Labklājības ministrija, LM
    [2]). The latter is responsible for implementing the guidelines, and MK’s
    order sets out four steps in their realisation. A programme for
    implementation of the guidelines must be presented to MK in two steps: by 1
    June 2008 for the period 2008–2010, and by 1 April 2011 for the period
    2011–2013. Reports on the progress of implementation are to be presented to
    MK in a further two steps: by 1 July 2011 for the first period, and by 1 July
    2014 for the second period. To support the reports, two studies of working
    conditions and risks at work in Latvia will be carried out in 2010 and 2013.

    [1] http://www.mk.gov.lv/en/?lang=1
    [2] http://www.lm.gov.lv

  • Article
    4 January 2009

    In early 2008, the Centre for Population, Poverty and Socioeconomic Policy
    Studies (Centre d’Études de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques
    Socio-Economiques/International Networks for Studies in Technology,
    Environment, Alternatives, Development, CEPS/INSTEAD [1]) carried out a study
    (in French, 895Kb PDF) [2] assessing companies’ attitudes to and
    implementation of corporate social responsibility [3] (CSR) practices.

    [1] http://www.ceps.lu/
    [2] http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/4/art1337.pdf?CFID=440887&CFTOKEN=81594953&jsessionid=203089b8239b2f3dc554
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/corporate-social-responsibility

  • Article
    4 January 2009

    The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (Arbeids- og
    velferdsforvaltningen, NAV [1]) was formed on 1 July 2006 as a result of the
    merger of the National Insurance Administration (/Rikstrygdeverket/) with
    Aetat – the Norwegian Public Employment Service (NO0610069I [2]). As part
    of its tasks, NAV administers schemes such as unemployment benefits,
    rehabilitation allowances, pensions and child benefits; it also provides cash
    benefits in cases of sickness absenteeism.

    [1] http://www.nav.no/page?id=1073744140
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/merger-of-public-services-marks-first-stage-of-social-welfare-reform

  • Article
    4 January 2009

    In the studies referred to in this analysis, data have been collected on five
    drivers of work pace and stress at work [1]: customers and clients, managers,
    colleagues, deadlines and routines, and machinery. The following figure
    presents an example of this relationship.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/stress-at-work