Many surveys have shown that a direct connection exists between a company having a workers' representation body and the quality of workplace prevention policy. But simply having representation is no sure-fire recipe for effective participation. In all but a very few cases, there is a general lack of knowledge and debate about the factors and conditions by which workers' reps can exercise a key role in a preventive strategy. This conference focused the main results of a European research project aimed at analysing the role and effectiveness of safety reps in improving work environment at workplace level.
A selection of contributions to the conference: