International Journal of


EISSN: 2313-3724, Print ISSN: 2313-626X

Frequency: 12

line decor
line decor

 Volume 8, Issue 11 (November 2021), Pages: 64-70


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Public health risk management in international companies

 Author(s): Khrystyna I. Kalashnikova 1, *, Olena O. Kazanska 2, Viktoriia S. Schevchenko 1, Olena I. Chernysh 3, Oleksandr Yu. Chernyshov 3


 1Department of Management and Public Administration, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
 2Department of International Economy, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine
 3Department of Management of Non-Productive Sphere, Donetsk State University of Management, Mariupol, Ukraine

  Full Text - PDF          XML

 * Corresponding Author. 

  Corresponding author's ORCID profile:

 Digital Object Identifier:


The positive impact of the introduction of labor protection standards (OH&S) in the organization is recognized by governments, employers, and workers. However, knowledge of its effective use in small and medium-sized enterprises is still limited. This case study aims to provide a better understanding of how the implementation of integrated management systems (IMS) affects the improvement of the risk management process in the field of occupational safety in medium-sized businesses. Particular attention was paid to employee awareness of the effectiveness of risk management. The study was conducted in companies working in the field of solid waste management, certified in 2009 with IMS for quality–environment, health, and safety. The development of accidents before and after the introduction of IMS was analyzed, and Internet resources were used to describe the perception. Finally, it has been demonstrated that there has been an improvement in the accounting for accidents at work and that IMS has brought more involvement to risk management activities, but their participation has not yet been reached the desired level. 

 © 2021 The Authors. Published by IASE.

 This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

 Keywords: International companies, Labor protection, Employee’s competence, Productivity

 Article History: Received 20 June 2021, Received in revised form 28 August 2021, Accepted 29 August 2021


No Acknowledgment.

 Compliance with ethical standards

 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Kalashnikova KI, Kazanska OO, and Schevchenko VS et al. (2021). Public health risk management in international companies. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 8(11): 64-70

 Permanent Link to this page


 No Figure


 No Table   


 References (33)

  1. Aluko OO, Adebayo AE, Adebisi TF, Ewegbemi MK, Abidoye AT, and Popoola BF (2016). Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of occupational hazards and safety practices in Nigerian healthcare workers. BMC Research Notes, 9(1): 1-14.   [Google Scholar] PMid:26852406 PMCid:PMC4744628
  2. Bonafede M, Corfiati M, Gagliardi D, Boccuni F, Ronchetti M, Valenti A, and Iavicoli S (2016). OHS management and employers’ perception: Differences by firm size in a large Italian company survey. Safety Science, 89: 11-18.   [Google Scholar]
  3. Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, Economides A, Yiannaki A, and Nicolaides L (2015). Management of health and safety in micro-firms in Cyprus–Results from a nationwide survey. Safety Science, 79: 305-313.   [Google Scholar]
  4. Diegtiar OA, Hornyk VH, Kravchenko SO, Karlova VV, and Shtal TV (2020). Improving public water resources policy in Ukraine: Municipal and environmental issues. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, 11(3): 672-678.   [Google Scholar]
  5. Getman AP (2020). Human life and health as an object of environmental law in the globalized world. Journal of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, 27(1): 189–200.   [Google Scholar]
  6. Hryshchuk VK (2019). Protection and security in Ukraine: Questions of social conditionality. Journal of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, 26(1): 89-97.   [Google Scholar]
  7. ISO (2004). ISO 14001: Environmental management systems-Requirements with guidance for use. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.   [Google Scholar]
  8. ISO (2007). OHSAS 18001: Occupational health and safety assessment series. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.   [Google Scholar]
  9. ISO (2008). ISO 9001: Quality management systems-Requirements. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.   [Google Scholar]
  10. ISO (2018a). ISO 31000: Risk management-Guidelines. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.   [Google Scholar]
  11. ISO (2018b). ISO 45001: Occupational health and safety management systems-Requirements with guidance for use. International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.   [Google Scholar]
  12. Jorgensen K (2016). Prevention of “simple accidents at work” with major consequences. Safety Science, 81: 46-58.   [Google Scholar]
  13. Kalaur IR and Moskaliuk NB (2020). Current features of the application of civil law methods for protection of state property rights under the crisis of international public law. Journal of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, 27(3): 80-94.   [Google Scholar]
  14. Klos LY, Kryshtanovych MF, Mukan NV, and Mukan OV (2020). Health culture of civil safety professionals as the basis of professional competence formation. Scientific Bulletin of Mukachevo State University: Series “Pedagogy and Psychology”, 1(11): 146-151.   [Google Scholar]
  15. Koustellis JD, Halevidis CD, Polykrati AD, and Bourkas PD (2013). Analysis of a fatal electrical injury due to improper switch operation. Safety Science, 53: 226-232.   [Google Scholar]
  16. Ksenofontov SS (2018). Formation of the health culture of future specialists as a pedagogical problem. Bulletin of Mukachevo State University: Series “Pedagogy and Psychology”, 2(8): 102-104.   [Google Scholar]
  17. Kuzmenko SH, Filipenko TV, Ryabev AA, Tonkoshkur MV, and Shtal TV (2020). Current conditions, causes and increase of poverty in Ukraine. Asia Life Sciences, 22(2): 43–56.   [Google Scholar]
  18. Lavoie J and Guertin S (2001). Evaluation of health and safety risks in municipal solid waste recycling plants. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 51(3): 352–360.   [Google Scholar] PMid:11266099
  19. Lelechenko AP, Diegtiar OA, Lebedinska OY, Derun TM, and Berdanova OV (2020). Mechanisms of inter-state communications for solving sustainable development problems. Asia Life Sciences, 29(2): 1-9.   [Google Scholar]
  20. Liba NS, Martseniuk MO, and Medvid LI (2019). Empirical study of the nervous-psychic resistance of students of humanities and economic specialties. Scientific Bulletin of Mukachevo State University: Series “Economy”, 2(12): 33-39.   [Google Scholar]
  21. Nepomnyashchyy O, Medvedchuk O, and Lahunova I (2019). Legal regulation of conformity assessment of personnel qualification in construction. Asia Life Sciences, 2(Suppl. 21): 405-420.   [Google Scholar]
  22. Olcay ZF, Temur S, and Sakalli AE (2021). A research on the knowledge level and safety culture of students taking occupational health and safety course. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 16(1): 187-200.   [Google Scholar]
  23. Ovdiuk O (2020). Formation technologies of the economic mechanism of management decision making. Scientific Horizons, 93(8): 65-71.   [Google Scholar]
  24. Shevchenko A, Petrenko O, and Orlova V (2020). Study of factors influencing the efficiency of agricultural enterprises in Ukraine. Scientific Horizons, 23(9): 68–76.   [Google Scholar]
  25. Shevchenko VS (2019). Management leader: Personal qualities and their efficiency. Scientific Bulletin of Mukachevo State University. Series “Economy”, 1(11): 53-59.   [Google Scholar]
  26. Silva JF and Jacinto C (2012). Finding occupational accident patterns in the extractive industry using a systematic data mining approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 108: 108-122.   [Google Scholar]
  27. Skład A (2019). Assessing the impact of processes on the occupational safety and health management system’s effectiveness using the fuzzy cognitive maps approach. Safety Science, 117: 71-80.   [Google Scholar]
  28. Sorensen OH, Hasle P, and Bach E (2007). Working in small enterprises e is there a special risk? Safety Science, 45(10): 1044–1059.   [Google Scholar]
  29. Stemn E, Bofinger C, Cliff D, and Hassall ME (2018). Failure to learn from safety incidents: Status, challenges and opportunities. Safety Science, 101: 313-325.   [Google Scholar]
  30. Suarez-Cebador M, Rubio-Romero JC, Carrillo-Castrillo JA, and López-Arquillos A (2015). A decade of occupational accidents in Andalusian (Spain) public universities. Safety Science, 80: 23-32.   [Google Scholar]
  31. Vinodkumar MN and Bhasi M (2009). Safety climate factors and its relationship with accidents and personal attributes in the chemical industry. Safety Science, 47(5): 659-667.   [Google Scholar]
  32. Yoon SJ, Lin HK, Chen G, Yi S, Choi J, and Rui Z (2013). Effect of occupational health and safety management system on work-related accident rate and differences of occupational health and safety management system Awareness between managers in South Korea’s construction industry. Safety and Health at Work, 4(4): 201-209.   [Google Scholar] PMid:24422176 PMCid:PMC3889079
  33. Zhao D, McCoy AP, Kleiner BM, Mills TH, and Lingard H (2016). Stakeholder perceptions of risk in construction. Safety Science, 82: 111-119.   [Google Scholar] PMid:26441481 PMCid:PMC4591252