Safety Management

A Human Approach

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Author: Dan Petersen

Publisher: Amer Society of Safety Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 370

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This book describes the essential elements of a behavior-based safety program as well as describing some of the barriers to full implementation. The author also discusses how to evaluate supervisory performance and training methods. Drawing on his training and experience in industrial psychology and organizational behavior, Dr. Petersen presents a model for teaching safe behavior and building a safe work environment. Approaches to encouraging greater participation in safety programs are examined. The author also examines what effects stress has on safe behavior, and the need for wellness programs. Substance abuse effects on worker behavior are explored and recommendations for developing an employee assistance program in substance abuse are presented -- From www.amazon.com website.

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors , July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

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Author: Pedro Arezes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319419293

Category: Computers

Page: 562

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This book discusses the latest findings towards ensuring people’s safety, health, and welfare at work. It crosses different disciplines, such as work physiology, health informatics, workplace design, injury prevention, and occupational psychology. It presents new strategies for safety management, including accident prevention methods, such as performance testing and participatory ergonomics. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, provides readers, including decision makers in government and public authorities, with a timely snapshot of the state of the art in the field of safety, health and welfare management. It also addresses agencies such as OSHA and NIOSH as well as other professionals dealing with occupational safety and health.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach

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Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566706209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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Drawing on author Charles Reese’s 23 years of experience as a safety manager and educator, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach presents a total management approach to a broad range of issues in occupational health and safety. Reese covers every facet of safety and health management with real-world examples and strategies. He provides succinct yet thorough coverage of important and timely concepts and practices commonly used in the safety field. More than just a text filled with information, this is a true how-to book. The author discusses how to write a program, how to identify hazards, and how to involve workers and attain their cooperation. He goes on to explain how to use identification and intervention tools such as hazard hunt, audits, and job hazard analysis. He provides a listing of potential resources, encourages developing a working relationship with OSHA, and how to go about determining which regulations are applicable to you or your employer’s workplace and how to find assistance and sources that will help you guide your organization to compliance with OSHA regulations. The book incorporates the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by use of common safety and health tools, and the development of a safe workforce through communication, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. Covering a wide array of occupational health and safety topics in one cohesive single-authored volume, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach is a blueprint for developing and managing a safety and health initiative tailored exactly to your company’s needs.

Creative Safety Solutions

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Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566703369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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With so much to do and so little time in today's workplace, it's often difficult to bring new ideas and concepts to the attention of employees-let alone make proposed measures regular practice. What's a safety manager to do in order to draw attention to workplace safety issues? Be creative! Creative Safety Solutions presents innovative ways to solve complex safety and health problems in the office or factory. The key to its distinctive approach: motivate employees to "think safety." While offering effective solutions for common health and safety issues, Dr. Schneid also explains how safety specialists can foster creative thinking-ideal for working out situations particular to one's own workplace. Case histories illustrate how the "think safety" methods have brought tremendous improvements to many workplaces throughout the U.S. In addition to fostering active involvement among employees, Creative Safety Solutions also shows how to spread the word among management team members, labor organizations, and vendors. It also details ways to convince management that a safety program is worth the funding and effort. Workplace safety awareness saves money... time... and lives. Creative Safety Solutions will encourage your employees and executives to pay attention-and take part.

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition

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Author: James T. Tweedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482206560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 606

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Comprehensive in scope, this totally revamped edition of a bestseller is the ideal desk reference for anyone tasked with hazard control and safety management in the healthcare industry. Presented in an easy-to-read format, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition examines hazard control and safety management as proactive functions of an organization. Like its popular predecessors, the book supplies a complete overview of hazard control, safety management, compliance, standards, and accreditation in the healthcare industry. This edition includes new information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, and recent OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management requirements and regulatory changes. The book illustrates valuable insights and lessons learned by author James T. Tweedy, executive director of the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers. In the text, Mr. Tweedy touches on the key concepts related to safety management that all healthcare leaders need to understand. Identifies common factors that are often precursors to accidents in the healthcare industry Examines the latest OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management Requirements and Standards Covers facility safety, patient safety, hazardous substance safety, imaging and radiation safety, infection control and prevention, and fire safety management Includes references to helpful information from federal agencies, standards organizations, and voluntary associations Outlining a proactive hazard control approach based on leadership involvement, the book identifies the organizational factors that support accident prevention. It also examines organizational dynamics and supplies tips for improving organizational knowledge management. Complete with accompanying checklists and sample management plans that readers can immediately put to use, this text is currently the primary study reference for the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional Examination.

Safety Management

A Qualitative Systems Approach

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Author: John Davies,Alastair Ross,Brendan Wallace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351988743

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Professionals striving for accident reduction must deal with systems in which both technical and human elements play equal and complementary roles. However, many of the existing techniques in ergonomics and risk management concentrate on plant and technical issues and downplay human factors and "subjectivity." Safety Management: A Qualitative Systems Approach describes a body of theories and data that addresses safety by drawing on systems theory and applied psychology, stressing the importance of human activity within systems. It explains in detail the central roles of social consensus and reliability and the nature of verbal reports and functional discourse. This text presents a new approach to safety management, offering a path to both greater safety and to economic savings. It presents a series of methodological tools that have proven to be reliable through extensive use in the rail and nuclear industries. These methods allow organizational and systems failures to be analyzed much more effectively in terms of quantity, precision, and usefulness. The concepts and tools described in this book are particularly valuable for reliability engineers, risk managers, human factors specialists, and safety managers and professionals in safety-critical organizations.

Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors

Crossing the Borders of Medical, Aviation, Road and Rail Industries

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Author: José M. Anca Jr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317093453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

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Safety management and human factors disciplines are often regarded as subjective and nebulous. This perhaps stems from a variety of, sometimes disparate, activities in the realms of education, industry and research. Aviation is one of the safety-critical industries that has led the development of safety systems and human factors. However, in recent years, safety management and human factors are seen to be progressing well in the road, rail and the medical arena. Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors is a wide-ranging compendium of contemporary approaches in the aviation, road, rail and medical domains. It brings together 28 chapters from both the academic and professional worlds that focus on applications, tools and strategies in safety management and human factors. It is a wellspring of the practical rather than the theoretical. Safety scientists, human factors industry practitioners, change management advocates, educators and students will find this book extremely relevant and challenging.

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors

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Author: Pedro Arezes,Paulo Carvalho

Publisher: AHFE Conference

ISBN: 1495121003

Category:

Page: 374

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The discipline of Safety Management and Human Factors is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. Injury prevention is a common thread throughout every workplace, yet keeping employee safety and health knowledge current is a continual challenge for all employers. This books offers a platform to showcase research and for the exchange of information in safety management and human factors. Mastering Safety Management and Human Factors concepts is fundamental to the creation of products and systems that people are able to use, avoidance of stresses, and minimization of the risk for accidents.

Improvements in System Safety

Proceedings of the Sixteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 5-7 February 2008

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Author: Felix Redmill,Tom Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848001008

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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This book contains the full complement of papers presented at the sixteenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK, in February 2008. The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of safety, across all industry sectors, and so the papers included offer a wide-ranging coverage of major safety issues as well as a good blend of academic research and industrial experience. They include discussions of some of the most recent developments.

Human Safety and Risk Management, Second Edition

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Author: A. Ian Glendon,Sharon Clarke,Eugene McKenna

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420004687

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Reflecting a decade’s worth of changes, Human Safety and Risk Management, Second Edition contains new chapters addressing safety culture and models of risk as well as an extensive re-working of the material from the earlier edition. Examining a wide range of approaches to risk, the authors define safety culture and review theoretical models that elucidate mechanisms linking safety culture with safety performance. Filled with practical examples and case studies and drawing on a range of disciplines, the book explores individual differences and the many ways in which human beings are alike within a risk and safety context. It delineates a risk management approach that includes a range of techniques such as risk assessment, safety audit, and safety interventions. The authors address concepts central to workplace safety such as attitudes and their link with behavior. They discuss managing behavior in work environments including key functions and benefits of groups, factors influencing team effectiveness, and barriers to effectiveness such as groupthink.

Construction Health and Safety Management

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Author: Alan Griffith,Tim Howarth

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582414426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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Provides knowledge, understanding and guidance to the detailed and complex requirements of health and safety legislation as applied to the construction industry. This book provides the knowledge, understanding and guidance to the CDM regulations that students in particular will need when they start working in the industry. It links in with the CIOB Education Framework at levels 2 and 3.

Introducing Human Resource Management

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Author: Margaret Foot,Caroline Hook

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273712008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

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This student-friendly introduction to human resource management combines clear text with thought-provoking exercises to develop practical skills and to encourage students to think more deeply about the issues presented.

Guide to Applying Human Factors Methods

Human Error and Accident Management in Safety-Critical Systems

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Author: Pietro C. Cacciabue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447138120

Category: Computers

Page: 347

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Human error plays a significant role in many accidents involving safety-critical systems, and it is now a standard requirement in both the US and Europe for Human Factors (HF) to be taken into account in system design and safety assessment. This book will be an essential guide for anyone who uses HF in their everyday work, providing them with consistent and ready-to-use procedures and methods that can be applied to real-life problems. The first part of the book looks at the theoretical framework, methods and techniques that the engineer or safety analyst needs to use when working on a HF-related project. The second part presents four case studies that show the reader how the above framework and guidelines work in practice. The case studies are based on real-life projects carried out by the author for a major European railway system, and in collaboration with international companies such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Volvo, Daimler-Chrysler and FIAT.

Human Behavior in Hazardous Situations

Best Practice Safety Management in the Chemical and Process Industries

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Author: Juni Daalmans

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124072097

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

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Human Behavior in Hazardous Situations introduces a new generation within safety management, fully developed with neuropsychological insights, developed in collaboration with, and put to test by, the chemical and process industries. Until now, there has been little theoretical framework on how, and especially why, people behave the way they do in hazardous situations. Human Behavior in Hazardous Situations presents new theories, based on a human behavioral approach, to offer a fresh perspective on safety management. By way of case studies, practical tips and exercises, Dr Jan Daalmans demonstrates how this neuropsychological approach can be applied for those safety managers working in the Chemical, Process and Pharmaceutical industries. Presents new brain-based approaches to safety, with a historical perspective on the evolution of the safety management. Practical tips and guidance for those working in the chemical and process industries. Including exercises and case studies to demonstrate the practical application of techniques.

Human Resource Management for Hospitality Services

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Author: Alistair L. Goldsmith

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861520951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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HRM for Hospitality Services offers a concise approach to human resource practice within the hospitality industry, while giving sufficient depth of coverage for degree level students. HRM for Hospitality Services offers a concise approach to human resource practice within the hospitality industry, while giving sufficient depth of coverage for degree level students.

Safety Management

A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System

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Author: Chitram Lutchman,Rohanie Maharaj,Waddah Ghanem

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439862621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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With annual cost in excess of $150 billion from workplace related illnesses and injuries, any knowledge that can reduce this burden contributes to the overall welfare of the work force and business performance. Yet, there are many key areas of opportunities that have not yet been discussed in the literature, such as approaches to improving contractor safety management and innovative approaches to shared learning in health and safety. Until now. Built upon practical principles and knowledge derived from the authors’ field experience, Safety Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System provides recommendations and practical solutions for improving health and safety in the workplace. The authors recognize and promote workplace health and safety as essential for sustained long-term profitability of all organizations, regardless of the industry. The book emphasizes the potential for sustained improvements in workplace health and safety from understanding: How business environment trends can guide approaches to managing health and safety in the workplace The importance of safety management systems (SMS) The benefits of integrating process safety management (PSM) into your business practices How leadership commitment and shared learning in health and safety can improve the workplace and that leveraging shared learning in safety helps you avoid repeat and similar incidents The importance of leveraging contractor safety management to generate real improvements in workplace safety Proactively identifying gaps in organizational SMS and addressing them by using audits as a collaborative process The authors explore different leadership styles and detail their pros and cons in the workplace. Compiling this wealth of knowledge into a single book provides a holistic approach to upgrading the way health and safety is managed in the workplace. It shows you how to take your organization from ordinary to world-class safety performance.

Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety

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Author: Carol Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134502079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a complex area which interacts widely with a broader spectrum of business interests and concerns. To date OHS has been confined to the periphery of Human Resource Management (HRM), where its role, influence and importance have been overlooked. This text sets out to reposition OHS in HRM and business agendas. This book unravels the complex range of factors affecting OHS policy, practice and outcomes. These factors are then placed into context within the international airline, call centre and nuclear power industries. The author presents a wide range of primary and secondary research in order to offer an accessible framework for OHS in contemporary occupational settings. This book will be essential reading for students, practitioners and professional academic audiences who seek a broader understanding of the relationship and interaction between HRM principles, policies and practices and OHS.

Productive Safety Management

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Author: Tania Mol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136371699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Unlike most books on this subject, Productive Safety Management, described in this book, integrates occupational health and safety, human resource management, environmental management, and engineering to provide a whole-business approach to effective safety management. The book helps companies to reduce and manage risk by providing, analysing and improving systems in place within the company. It also looks at how external factors can affect company decision making and provides a tool to make sure that a health and safety management system is strategically aligned, appropriately resourced, and that it maximises employee commitment. Chapters on human resource management explore cultural issues and explain how to gain commitment to company objectives. The book has been written for managers and supervisors working in hazardous industries, OHS practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students.