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Management Obligations For Health And Safety

Author : Gregory W. Smith
ISBN : 9781439862797
Genre : Law
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In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, Management Obligations for Health and Safety examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. The book looks at safety management from the perspective of management obligations. What expectations are placed on managers at all levels of an organization to ensure that the workplace and systems of work are safe, and how are these expectations considered and analyzed by courts and public inquiries? As importantly, the book explores how management actions in relation to these obligations and expectations influence, positively or negatively, the safety performance of an organization. With examples drawn from legal and quasi-legal processes, one of the more enlightening and thought-provoking features of this book is the extensive use of cross examination taken from various proceedings. No one person reacts the same to finding him- or herself responsible for managing the aftermath of a death at work, or having to deal with the immediate pressure of being subject to interviews and investigation by safety regulators (much less the drawn-out experience of the legal process), but one of the most constant reactions is "Why didn’t anybody tell me about this?" Stressing the importance of safety culture, this book details the true nature of the expectations that are placed on managers by virtue of their obligation to provide a safe workplace.

Contractor Safety Management

Author : Gregory W. Smith
ISBN : 9781466556850
Genre : Law
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A Winner of the Educational Award by the World Safety Organization Contractor safety management is often seen as nothing more than a subset of general safety management in that no special consideration needs to be given to understanding the difficulties of the contract environment. This leaves contractors endlessly juggling competing and sometimes contradictory demands made by the principal in the name of safety and health. Instead of managing the work in accordance with the contract and the agreed health and safety management plan, contractors find themselves having to cope with moveable, ever-changing expectations about the way that health and safety is supposed to be managed. Contractor Safety Management explores how the contracting–principal relationship can influence safety outcomes and how a principal's role in "overseeing" the safety performance of its contractors is different from managing safety in its own organization. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines including legal, health and safety management, operational, and contract and procurement management. The editor and chapter authors examine real-life cases, the issues that they present, and the way that safety management was handled. By sharing lessons across disciplines, the book identifies critical issues in contractor safety management and raises awareness of its complexity and importance. It provides wide-ranging and comprehensive insight into the concerns confronting organizations, managers, and safety managers in contracting relationships. Offering guidance on how critical issues might be addressed, the book uses real-life cases to draw conclusions from successes and failures that can guide future contracting strategies for effectively controlling health and safety risks in a contracting environment.

Managing Health And Safety At Work

Author : Institute of Leadership & Management,
ISBN : 9781136384424
Genre : Business & Economics
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Super series are a set of workbooks to accompany the flexible learning programme specifically designed and developed by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to support their Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. The learning content is also closely aligned to the Level 3 S/NVQ in Management. The series consists of 35 workbooks. Each book will map on to a course unit (35 books/units).

Safety Health And Environmental Hazards At The Workplace

Author : A. J. P. Dalton
ISBN : 0304332917
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many improvements to health and safety have recently been introduced in the workplace. Issues such as stress, RSI and backache are now recognized and, in part, understood. However, in many other areas progress in slow. Examining workplace safety, this book suggests that the key to future progress lies in the impetus of the environmental movement. Topics covered include management responsibility, the cost of workplace accidents, "sick building syndrome", hazardous chemicals, dust, workplace inspections and European law. Containing over 30 international cases studies, this illustrated text has an extensive bibliography and a directory of where to obtain help and advice. Many improvements to health and safety have recently been introduced in the workplace. Issues such as stress, RSI and backache are now recognized and, in part, understood. However, in many other areas progress in slow. Examining workplace safety, this book suggests that the key to future progress lies in the impetus of the environmental movement. Topics covered include management responsibility, the cost of workplace accidents, "sick building syndrome", hazardous chemicals, dust, workplace inspections and European law. Containing over 30 international cases studies, this illustrated text has an extensive bibliography and a directory of where to obtain help and advice.

Encyclopaedia Of Occupational Health And Safety

Author : Jeanne Mager Stellman
ISBN : 9221092038
Genre : Reference
File Size : 35. 64 MB
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Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM: Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches Volume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safety Volume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupations Volume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Practical Guide To Occupational Health And Safety

Author : Paul A. Erickson
ISBN : 008053936X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Written with corporate regulatory compliance officers, health and safety managers, loss control managers, and human resource specialists in mind, this book offers workplace-tested strategies for meeting the health and safety needs of a modern corporation. Emphasizing the practical means of achieving compliance with OSHA regulations, this book also provides a unique assessment of the more extensive factors that influence the management of workplace health and safety. The integration of practical regulation strategies with corporate objectives is particularly relevant to graduate curricula in business management, public policy, and occupational medicine. Provides practical guidelines for industrial compliance with major OSHA regulations Presents concise explanations of technical and scientific concepts underlying regulatory requirements Integrates specific examples of the global economy's influence on the design and implementation of workplace health and safety Elucidates the effects of health and safety programs on financial and legal risk management practices in industry Includes explanations of practical alternative compliance strategies for company health and safety officers

Healthcare Information Management Systems

Author : Marion J. Ball
ISBN : 9781475724028
Genre : Medical
File Size : 83. 59 MB
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Aimed at health care professionals, this book looks beyond traditional information systems and shows how hospitals and other health care providers can attain a competitive edge. Speaking practitioner to practitioner, the authors explain how they use information technology to manage their health care institutions and to support the delivery of clinical care. This second edition incorporates the far-reaching advances of the last few years, which have moved the field of health informatics from the realm of theory into that of practice. Major new themes, such as a national information infrastructure and community networks, guidelines for case management, and community education and resource centres are added, while such topics as clinical and blood banking have been thoroughly updated.

Best Practices In Occupational Health Safety Workers Compensation And Claims Management For Employers

Author : Lisa Granger
ISBN : 9781599428123
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Occupational Health And Safety In Construction Project Management

Author : Helen Lingard
ISBN : 0419262105
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39. 31 MB
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The number of construction-related injuries worldwide is on the increase, together with the attendant human and financial costs, and measures are being taken to improve the industry's poor track record. This book discusses a number of related issues and should be of interest to anyone working in construction.

Introduction To Health And Safety At Work

Author : Phil Hughes
ISBN : 9781856176682
Genre : Medical
File Size : 70. 92 MB
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Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has been developed for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Each element of the syllabus has a dedicated chapter and both taught units are covered in this book. A chapter on international aspects also makes this book suitable for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Previous editions of this book have been used for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in health and safety. Full colour pages and hundreds of illustrations bring health and safety to life. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation. As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book acts as a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety responsibilities, and safety representatives. It covers the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes handy forms and checklists. New in this edition: Updated throughout in line with changes in the regulations Learning outcomes now included at the beginning of each chapter Companion website with downloadable health and safety forms *Endorsed by NEBOSH *Student-friendly presentation in full colour, packed with illustrations and photographs *Revision questions and sample answers taken from recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge *Includes a summary of the main legal requirements, ideal for both students and managers A free companion website is also available at: www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9781856176682 and features: Editable health and safety forms Selected appendices sections in electronic format Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005. Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

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