Company and Employee Survey 2015 in Framework of the Evaluation of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy (GDA) - Strategy Period II

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sommer, Sabine (Geschäftsstelle der Nationalen Arbeitsschutzkonferenz (NAKGS) bei der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA), Berlin)
  • Schmitt-Howe, Britta (Geschäftsstelle der Nationalen Arbeitsschutzkonferenz (NAKGS) bei der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA), Berlin)
Publication Date
  • TNS Infratest, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Topics: A) Company survey: 1. Function of the respondent within the enterprise; enterprise is an independent company or one of several establishments; headquarters or branch; number of employees (size of enterprise); predominant activities of employees; public or private sector; enterprise employs temporary workers; employees of external companies in the enterprise; working conditions: Exposure to low-exercise activities, to the working environment, to heavy physical work, to risks from handling machinery and equipment, hazardous or bio substances, to psychological stress from dealing with difficult groups of people, to high time pressure or organizational problems and to social relationships. 2. Knowledge and assessment of occupational safety regulations: self-assessment of the level of knowledge of statutory occupational safety regulations; assessment of the regulations on occupational safety as a whole (e.g. clearly understandable, clear regulation of employer obligations, etc.); difficulties in the practical application of the regulations. 3. Institutional occupational safety in the company: occupational safety specialist appointed; internal or external occupational safety specialist; regular reviews of the activities of this specialist and/or own activities as an occupational safety specialist; company physician, internal or external company physician; participation in the alternative care model (entrepreneur model); performance of risk assessments at the workplaces and occasion (risk assessments routinely at regular intervals, after changes in workplace design or work organization, in the event of special incidents, at the request or complaint of the employees when an employee is employed at a new workplace); year of the last risk assessment; aspects to be routinely reviewed in risk assessments (workplace design, working environment, work equipment, organisation of working time, work processes and procedures and social relationships); types of hazards considered; documentation of the results of risk assessments; employee survey on burdens and problems; needs for improvement; measures to implement the necessary improvements; review of the effectiveness of the measures taken; assessment of the benefits of risk assessments for occupational safety in the workplace; reasons for low benefit assessment; reasons for lack of risk assessment. 4. Information and training of employees in matters of occupational safety and health: instruction of employees on safety and health protection; opportunities or occasions for instruction; employees without a confident knowledge of German; information on occupational safety in the language of foreign employees; instructors of temporary or contract workers or employees of external companies; reasons for the lack of instruction on occupational safety. 5. Prevention culture: Establishment of safety and health protection in the company: Company mission statement, company or service agreement, occupational safety management system, company health management; areas in which occupational safety is taken into account (e.g. planning of buildings and facilities, etc.); offers or measures for company health promotion. 6. Perception of supervisory services and Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy (GDA): monitoring or advisory visits since January 2013 by the national occupational safety authority, professional association or accident insurance fund; frequency of these monitoring or advisory visits; specific occasions for the visit and topics addressed in particular; concrete indication of the supervisory authority responsible for monitoring; identical circumstances during the visits of different institutions; coordinated visits; assessment of the functioning of the supervisory services: Good overview of the responsibilities of the supervisory services and competent advice; knowledge of the GDA Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy; awareness of various GDA services; became aware of GDA-ORGAcheck: visits by the supervisory services, information provided by other institutions or the media. 7. Employee representation with health protection tasks: existence of works council or staff council; cooperation between works council or staff council and employer side; existence of an occupational safety committee; training of managers on health and safety issues. 8. Assessment of occupational safety commitment since January 2013: areas of increased commitment to safety and health protection; reasons for increased occupational safety efforts; management´s opinion on the contribution of occupational safety to corporate success. 9. Background: development of occupational accidents since January 2013; assessment of the overall occupational safety commitment of the company; assessment of the economic situation of the company. Additionally coded was: ID; weighting factors; extrapolation factors; state; weighting sectors, sector groups; sector. B) Employee survey: 1) Occupational safety infrastructure: frequency of occurrence of selected stressful and hazardous working conditions; positions active for occupational safety and health protection in the company (occupational safety specialist, safety officer, company doctor); existence of works council or staff council; opportunity to raise concerns about safety and health protection; use of these opportunities in the last three years; reasons for non-use. 2. Instruction and information: topics of instruction in occupational safety; occasions for instruction; instructive company; self-assessment of information about hazards and health risks from the company. 3. Risk assessment and employee involvement: visit to the workplace by an occupational safety specialist or a company doctor to assess working conditions; date of the last visit; survey on stress and health problems during the visit; identified need for improvement; involvement of the respondent in finding possible solutions; implementation of changes to improve the situation. 4. Prevention culture: offers of workplace health promotion; entitlement to use these offers for temporary workers; use of the offers last year; assessment of the company´s safety orientation (scale: immediate elimination of safety deficiencies, minimization of long-term health burdens, natural reporting of safety deficiencies, comprehensible formulation of internal occupational safety regulations, consequences of non-compliance with occupational safety regulations); general evaluation of the company´s commitment to occupational safety. 5. Workplace conduct: personal conduct at work in accordance with occupational safety guidelines (observance of applicable health and safety regulations, own suggestions for improvement, intervention in the event of non-compliance by colleagues, sense of co-responsibility for safety); reasons for non-compliance with health and safety regulations. 6. Health situation of the respondent: frequency of work-related health complaints. Demography: sex; age; current employment; type of employment; employment status; highest school leaving certificate; type of employment (temporary, temporary or permanent); employment predominantly on the premises of other companies; permanent work place; office work place; manager with personnel responsibility; number of employees (company size); employment in public service; industry; state of the place of work; year of entry at the current employer or company. Additionally coded was: ID; economic sector/industry; sector groups; sector; weighting factor; state of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-06-08 / 2015-09-08
    company survey
  • 2015-06-08 / 2015-08-18
    employee survey
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Company survey: Holdings with at least one employee employed in NACE Rev.2 sectors 1 to 96 inclusive (International Statistical Classification of Economic Activities). Employee survey: German-speaking employees aged 15 and over in households with landline
Sampling Procedure Comment: Company survey: Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional Employee survey: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample In order to ensure a sufficient number of interviews also from the smaller territorial units, the draw and control of the employee sample was done disproportionately by country.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 170
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6759 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung: 2. Repräsentative Befragung im Rahmen der Dachevaluation der Gemeinsamen Deutschen Arbeitsschutzstrategie (GDA). München: Tabellenband 1c: Gesamtergebnisse Arbeitnehmerbefragung beschäftigtenproportional gewichtet, Oktober 2015
  • Kantar Public: 2. Repräsentative Befragung im Rahmen der Dachevaluation der Gemeinsamen Deutschen Arbeitsschutzstrategie (GDA). München: Tabellenband 1b: Gesamtergebnisse Betriebsbefragung (Arbeitgeberseite) beschäftigtenproportional gewichtet, Oktober 2017
  • TNS Infrastest Sozialforschung: GDA Dachevaluation : Betriebs- und Beschäftigtenbefragung 2015. Methodenbericht. München: 2015
  • Kantar Public: 2. Repräsentative Befragung im Rahmen der Dachevaluation der Gemeinsamen Deutschen Arbeitsschutzstrategie (GDA). München: Tabellenband 1a: Gesamtergebnisse Betriebsbefragung (Arbeitgeberseite) betriebsproportional gewichtet, Oktober 2017

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2018-09-03