Job safety is a prominent aspect of employee expectations. This paper addresses job safety
in a broader perspective, to make it more appropriate for the present needs and business applications.
The author postulates to supplement the standard set of work safety and hygiene elements
with items that pertain to conditions and security of employment. It is assumed that the increase
of job safety, as defined above, may best be addressed through employee participation, particularly
of the direct type. The paper presents suggestions for practical realization of employee participation
to stimulate innovative behaviours among employees in the context of job safety and security.
Suggestions for changes in this area are illustrated with examples from business practice. The
postulated line of thought, presented here as a sequence of activities, includes the results expected
from the use of employee participation, both from employer’s and employee’s perspective.