The Regulatory Effectiveness for Appointing Safety and Health Management Officers for Small Manufacturing Companies

소규모 제조업 사업장에서의 안전보건관리담당자 제도 실효성 검증

  • Kim, Jang-Hoon (Korea Industrial Safety Association) ;
  • Kwon, Min-Sung (Department of lndustrial Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Shin, Jong-Gyu (Department of lndustrial Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Sang-Ho (Department of lndustrial Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • 김장훈 (대한산업안전협회) ;
  • 권민성 (금오공과대학교 산업공학부) ;
  • 신종규 (금오공과대학교 산업공학부) ;
  • 김상호 (금오공과대학교 산업공학부)
  • Received : 2022.05.17
  • Accepted : 2022.06.21
  • Published : 2022.06.30


It was legislated in Korea that the small-sized enterprise with fewer than 50 employees should appoint at least one managing officer in order to improve safety and health of the employees since 2016. Study on the effectiveness of this legislation is hardly found, however. This study tried to evaluate effectiveness of the regulations for appointing the safety and health management officer in small-sized manufacturing companies and make suggestions to improve it. It was done by pairwise comparison between the level of safety and health achievement of 52 companies before and after the legislation. A scorecard system and questionnaires were devised for assessing the level of safety and health achievement and surveying awareness and practice of the regulation in the field. Results from quantitative and qualitative analyses performed in the study confirm that the safety and health achievement score has increased significantly after appointing the managing officer. It is also revealed that the lack of expertise and motivation of the appointed officer would yield pointless outcomes. Recommendations to make it better the effectiveness of the regulation are: to administrate requirements more strictly to be appointed as a safety and health management officer, to revise the curriculum to train the expertise of the appointed officers, and to expand financial support of the government to settle the safety and health management system.



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