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The Role of Labor management Committees in Safeguarding Worker Safety and Health

Author : Ruth Ruttenberg
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Worker Representation and Workplace Health and Safety

Author : D. Walters
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This book considers worker representation on health and safety at work. Using international and UK case studies and materials, it examines how existing arrangements deliver results, interrogating the dominant regulatory model. This book is vital for those interested in industrial relations, health and safety, and worker representation.

Personal Safety for Social Workers

Author : Pauline Bibby
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This book is aimed at employers, managers and staff in social work agencies. Historically there has been a slowness to acknowledge the risks which social workers routinely face and some employers have adopted a re-active approach, waiting for incidents to occur before taking action. They are thus placed in the position of having to make policy 'on the hoof' and at a time of crisis. Support to staff who have been attacked has been patchy, and in some instances sadly lacking. The absence of agreed procedures for dealing with violent attacks can leave the staff concerned, feeling unsupported, anxious and stressed. Social work staff, in their turn, may have experienced feelings of guilt when they have been unable to prevent aggression or assault; at best they may lack confidence in the level of understanding and support their line managers will show, and at worst they may feel that they will be blamed for the incident. As a result there is a tendency towards under reporting violent acts. For these reasons a joint approach to the problem is urged which involves social workers, support staff and managers. Personal Safety for Social Workers examines the special issues which social workers, and their employers, need to address. Part 1 reviews some of the information now available about violence in social work settings and within the context of violence in society at large. The respective roles and responsibilities of employers and employees are discussed, and guidance offered on developing a workplace personal safety policy and on the steps which will need to be taken for effective implementation. Advice is given on developing procedures for reporting violent incidents and for providing after-care to staff who have been on the receiving end of violence. This section of the book also looks at the ways in which the design and management of the workplace can enhance personal safety and provides guidelines to social workers on the issues to consider when working away from the normal work base. Part 2 contains detailed personal safety guidelines for use by individual social workers in a variety of work situations. Part 3 addresses training issues and provides a number of sample training programmes. A Reference Section gives information about further reading, training materials and sources of further help, advice and information. The message of this book is that proper attention to risk can reduce both the incidence of aggression and its development into violent acts. Preventive action can have the dual effect of protecting staff, and also of providing quality services in a more sensitive way to social work clients.

Nano Safety

Author : Dominick E. Fazarro
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Nanotechnology safety is the practice of handling engineered nanomaterials in production and manufacturing. Good practice consists of understanding and interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets, behaving safely when working with yet unknown nanomaterials, understanding health effects, and proactively creating safety measures against potential hazards. This book introduces nanotechnology risk management to readers from academia and industry.

Wearing Special PPE in the Workplace

Author : L. A. Jones
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I wrote this book of wonderful wisdom on workplace safety for three primary reasons: 1. The complete furnishing of personal-protection principles and practices 2. The common work of the workplace 3. The complex instruction of groups of workers in the workplace These three primary reasons (as I strongly believe) serve as real keys to achieving the noble goal of a safe workplace: • To unite workers in the belief that they can be safe... • To unite workers in the wisdom of workplace safety... • To bring workers to a mature state of complete oneness in purpose... • To bring workers to the point of being “wise workers”... Though the wonderful wisdom of this book reserves the real potential to become universal, it is primarily targeted at steel mills—some of the most dangerous places in the world, to work. I firmly believe wisdom of workplace safety is the Master Key to producing wise workers. Wise workers are the first principle to being safe workers. Safe workers are the secret to a safe workplace. A safe workplace is, without a doubt, the noblest of goals that can be set and striven toward by any steel mill. —L. A. Jones

Worker Safety Under Siege Labor Capital and the Politics of Workplace Safety in a Deregulated World

Author : Vernon Mogensen
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This eye-opening book shows how the rights of workers to safe and healthful workplaces are under greater attack today than at any time since the passage of the landmark Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. This collection is organized around three thematic issues that pose significant challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ability to protect workers' safety and health. First, the economy has shifted from an industrial base to a white collar/service base, which includes more women workers than ever before - yet many of the safety and health problems that affect women are not being adequately addressed. Second, free market ideology and globalization have served to undermine worker safety and health laws. And finally, the effects of 9/11 have exacerbated the trend toward weakening workers' rights and safety standards in the name of national security.

When the Safety System Fails the Worker

Author : S. McConnell
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As safety professionals, we strive to implement a robust safety process in our organizations to maximize worker protection. We sell our philosophy and ideas to senior management, and then work with line management and the work force to develop and implement the safety process. Through this effort, we are likely to accomplish two major objectives. First, we obtain buy-in from line management and the workers, maybe even ownership for the safety process we implement. Second, we increase the likelihood that the hazards (and necessary controls) associated with the work activities performed by our workforce are identified and addressed by the safety process we implement. Our ambition is to maximize safety and health in the work place, and prevent injuries. Realizing this goal improves overall business operations. Petersen suggests an accident is an indication of something wrong in the management system (Petersen, pg 15). Successful organizations operate with the safety process fully integrated into the management system. If the management system fails, the safety process has failed the worker. As safety professionals, we must ask ourselves whether we did our job adequately. The better organizations strive for continuous improvement. The overall success of safety processes, in terms of accident and injury prevention has improved since safety professionals have learned to involve line management and the workers in the process. Although we maintain the label of 'safety expert', our role has shifted somewhat to that of a 'facilitator' in the process. The role of the safety professional is to advise and counsel line management (Kohn & Ferry, pg 28). Line management owns safety! If you subscribe to this philosophy, our role of advisor to line management makes perfect sense. Most safety professionals no longer operate as the 'safety cop'. That role belongs to line management. Instead, our role falls into the category of 'oversight' or facilitator. We observe systems, processes and work activities, and then convey our findings and observations to line management. We advise them with regard to what they need to do, and then we help them find workable methods to implement those solutions. Line management owns the responsibility to implement the process and to monitor safety on a daily basis. Safety professionals advocate safety and facilitate process implementation. We help line management meet their responsibilities with regard to safety. Maximizing safety performance is achieved by maximizing the safety process. Robust safety processes serve as the model and are earmarked by vigorous support of both labor and management. Where a robust safety process exists, the safety professional enjoys interest and support on the part of management and workers. People are motivated to achieve success and willingly accept their roles and responsibilities. Work activities are appropriately planned. Hazards are identified and controlled to safeguard the worker. Work activities are reviewed on a regular basis to avoid the process becoming stale. Goals are established and communicated and serve as a basis on which performance can be measured. People throughout the organization understand their role and responsibilities and are accountable for meeting them.

Safety Standards

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Bioprocessing Safety

Author : Warren C. Hyer
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New Employee Safety

Author : Christopher D. B. Burt
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This reference introduces an innovative new-employee safety risk model, keyed to a typical new worker becoming acclimated to a new job and workplace. It reviews risk factors, their root causes, and how they can be addressed and minimized through targeted strategies at each stage of a worker's early months on the job. The model and its supporting findings dovetail with current thinking on employee safety and organizational accountability. And, of extra benefit to employers, the risk management strategies to improve new employee safety can be undertaken with minimal expenditure of time, money, and disruption. The book's real-world framework: · Analyzes high accident rates among new hires. · Describes four basic types of job applicants and safety concerns common to each. · Examines the role of recruitment and selection processes in promoting employee safety. · Discusses safety benefits and risks surrounding pre-start training. · Models the use of new employees' job familiarization to minimize safety risks. · Identifies safety risks associated with helping behaviors. · Identifies employee measures that can be used in assessing job safety risk. · Integrates safety management strategies with other human resource management activities New Employee Safety provides clear practical guidance to individuals involved in occupational safety management. The book makes a useful text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on occupational safety management, and in fields such as behavioral science, psychology, business management, and human resources.

Organizational Communication

Author : Barron Wells
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New Opportunities and Challenges in Occupational Safety and Health Management

Author : Daniel Podgórski
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Global economy and its business environment, and thus the world of work, have recently been influenced by demographic and social changes, globalisation, as well as rapid development and introduction of novel, sophisticated and previously unknown technologies and new business models, especially in the context of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. These changes pose a number of challenges in terms of maintaining and improving occupational safety and health (OSH) management performance, as traditional approaches to OSH management in new working environments may no longer be effective. In view of the above, the overall goal of this book is to present new approaches and methods for improving the effectiveness of OSH management. They are based on state-of-the-art research and are in line with the latest trends and concepts in the field. The book focuses on five thematic areas, which are discussed in respective chapters: 1) Implementing the process approach to OSH management; 2) Improving OSH management systems with fuzzy cognitive maps; 3) Implementing strategic thinking approaches in relation to OSH management; 4) Integrating OSH management within the framework of the CSR concept; 5) Enhancing OSH management processes through the use of smart digital technologies. The methods and solutions discussed may be considered as specific "opportunities" for the improvement to be taken into account in the processes of implementing and maintaining an OSH management system in light of the requirements of the new ISO 45001 standard.

Farm Injury Prevention

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Health Safety and Well being of Migrant Workers New Hazards New Workers

Author : Francisco Diaz Bretones
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This volume explores psychosocial problems amongst one of the most vulnerable social groups in our societies, immigrant workers, through a multidisciplinary approach. Migration has sometimes been oversimplified as a flow of workers from “poorer”, developing nations to “wealthier”, industrialised nations. The issue, however, is more complex and currently migration is a global phenomenon in which all countries are recipients of workers from third countries and send workers to third countries. The working conditions of immigrant workers at various levels are not always well known, though some studies have established that the negative impact on migrant workers is cumulative, and primarily stems from adverse living and working conditions in a new country and increased levels of vulnerability. The contributions to this volume cover discussions on migrant workers in the industrial, agricultural and service sectors across the world. They critically study the impact of work Hazards on the health and wellbeing of migrant workers in order to shed light on the social and health implications of migrant work, explore the relation between organizational, psychosocial and work factors, and analyse the migration process from a wider perspective and as a global phenomenon present in every country. The contributors provide multidisciplinary and multicultural contemporary perspectives, thereby providing readers with wide-ranging insights. This volume is of interest to researchers and students from the social and behavioural sciences, particularly those focusing on health studies and migration studies.

Agricultural Safety

Author : Keith E. Barenklau
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Lack of accidents does not necessarily mean safe operation. You may have been lucky. You may have had near misses, but fortune smiled and you had few accidents. Measuring accidents provides one segment of the safety picture, but it is a far cry from evaluating and creating overall safety. Rather than giving you accident statistics and the admonition "you need a program," Agricultural Safety shows you how to "do" safety. The book sets forth the steps you need to take to make safety a part of your everyday farming operation, such as: - Identification of key safety activities that will lead to better control of losses - Setting standards and guidelines for doing that work - Measurement of the effectiveness of the work being done in accordance with the standards and guidelines - Evaluating program progress based upon measurements taken - Correcting deficiencies based on the evaluation(s) The author covers topics such as machinery operation, maintenance and repair techniques, fire loss control techniques, the safe handling of agrochemicals, and techniques involving the handling of animals. He provides you with a step-by-step manual for the procurement, handling, and storage of agrochemicals and pesticides as well as a guide to personal protective equipment and reviews safety for "third parties" and the posting of property and public warnings. To achieve safety, the work of safety must be done, measured for efficiency, evaluated in real-world terms, and corrective action taken, as needed, in a timely manner. Many books on safety provide a list of dos and don'ts. Agricultural Safety discusses the ways and means of managing and controlling accidental loss and shows you how to build safety into your operation.

Managing Worker Safety and Health

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National Safety News

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The New OSHA

Author : Bill Clinton
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Best Practices in Occupational Health Safety Workers Compensation and Claims Management for Employers

Author : Lisa Granger
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Best Practices in Occupational Health, Safety, Workers Compensation and Claims Management for Employers will guide human resources professionals, health and safety professionals, and management to "Navigate the Road to Zero" injuries in the workplace while encouraging cost efficiency and productivity. This guide of best practices will assist employers of any industry in matters of accommodating restricted workers, prevention strategies through strong health and safety programs, and cost effective disability claims management including return to work planning and cost strategies. This guide offers options in aligning legal compliance with best practices in health and safety as well as claims management. The information will review universal alternatives in best practices for building legal compliance into effective health and safety and claims management program development for employers of any industry. This information provides ideas for opportunities that encourage optimal productivity for the employer, legal compliance, and cost efficient programs while allowing workers to return to work safely and productively.

Safe Worker

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