Removing Obstacles to Safety

A Behavior-based Approach

Author: Judy L. Agnew,Gail Snyder (M.S.)

Publisher: Performance Management Pub

ISBN: 9780937100073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Sources of Behavioral Variance in Process Safety

Analysis and Intervention

Author: Timothy D. Ludwig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351028324

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Process safety management seeks to establish a multi-level system to assess, document, maintain, and inspect equipment and work practices integral in controlling highly toxic and/or reactive materials. In a highly engineered environment, any variance can set off a chain of events that increases the probability of a process safety incident as violent as an explosion. Human behavior is often the biggest source of this variance, but it can also be the biggest asset for process safety management. Process industries are looking to understand sources of behavioral variance and build better processes based on sound behavioral science. Because of this clear link between behavior and process safety performance, the behavior science community has been challenged to research the behavioral root causes leading to variation that threaten process safety; create and evaluate behavioral interventions to mitigate this variation; and identify the system factors that would influence the behaviors necessary to promote process safety. This book seeks to translate behavior analysis into practical systems that can help reduce human suffering from catastrophic process safety events. All of the chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.
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Nanotechnology Safety

Author: Ramazan Asmatulu

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444594582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Nanotechnology is a new and emerging discipline that is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. The usage of nanosystems, nanomaterials, nano-devices, etc. permeates all aspects of society. Cancer targeting and curing nanosystems are being introduced into the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries; so are lightweight energy absorbing or blast-proof nanohybrid material in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries and high-efficiency energy harvesting nanomaterials, etc. Society has a vested interest in knowing how these new materials, devices and systems are changing the economy and similar landscapes. The book outlines the regulatory and environmental issues related to nanotechnology per industry, offers guidelines in assessing the risks and discusses the legal and socioeconomical issues involved. Case studies will be utilized to provide examples of the positive and negative impacts of nanotechnology. Provides an overview and the basis for understanding the critical importance of the reactivity and efficacy of nanomaterials and the emerging role of nanotechnology in society Explains the fundamentals, ethics, regulatory and environmental issues of nanosafety and how they shape the emerging nanotechnology industry and markets and includes extensive lists of glossary terms, terminologies and concepts needed for Material Data Safety Sheets Discusses the relevance and specificity of nanosafety issues per industry and includes discussions on the "Homeland Security and Infrastructure Industries" of interest to society in general Includes nanotechnology risk assessment and delineates and quantifies the risk assessment process for nanotechnology safety of paramount importance to most industries and systems Outlines the legal and intellectual property ramifications of nanotechnology and its impact on productivity and society
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Steps to Safety Culture Excellence

Author: Terry L. Mathis,Shawn M. Galloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118530241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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Provides a clear road map to instilling a culture of safety excellence in any organization Did you know that accidental injury is among the top ten leading causes of death in every age group? With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to help your organization develop, implement, and sustain Safety Culture Excellence, vital for the protection of and improvement in the quality of life for everyone who works there. STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence is based on the authors' firsthand experience working with international organizations in every major industry that have successfully developed and implemented ongoing cultures of safety excellence. Whether your organization is a small regional firm or a large multinational corporation, you'll find that the STEPS process enables you to instill Safety Culture Excellence within your organization. STEPS (Strategic Targets for Excellent Performance in Safety) demystifies the process of developing Safety Culture Excellence by breaking it down into small logical, internally led tasks. You'll be guided through a sequence of STEPS that makes it possible to: Create a culture of excellence that is reinforced and empowered at every level Develop the capability within the culture to identify, prioritize, and solve safety problems and challenges Maintain and continuously improve the performance of your organization's safety culture Although this book is dedicated to safety, the tested and proven STEPS process can be used to promote excellence in any aspect of organizational performance. By optimizing the safety culture in your organization, you will give the people you work with the skills and knowledge to not only minimize the risk of an on-the-job accident, but also to lead safe, healthy lives outside of work.
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PHR Exam Prep

Professional in Human Resources

Author: Cathy Winterfield

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0134060369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Score Higher on the PHR® Exam! We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam Study Tips like the advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide you with hints and strategies that will help you reduce your mistakes on the exam Comprehensive discussion of all six functional areas covered on the PHR Exam Practice Questions that include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers–so you can learn the material from your success and mistakes COMPREHENSIVE! Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests Master the PHR exam materials in all six tested functional areas Prepare with a comprehensive practice test Analyze your test readiness and areas for further study with topic-focused chapter tests CD-ROM—based practice exam includes an interactive test engine for a meaningful exam experience with 175 questions Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety Pearson IT Certification Practice Test The CD-ROM—based practice exam includes an interactive test engine for a realistic exam experience with 175 questions. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test CATHY LEE PANTANO WINTERFIELD, MBA, MSHE, SPHR, ACC, is President of NovaCore Performance Solutions, a firm dedicated to enhancing individual and team workplace performance. She has more than 25 years of experience in HR, training, consulting, management, and coaching for businesses, non-profits, and governmental entities. She previously served as Director of Human Resource Management Programs for Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Winterfield has presented on many HR and management development topics, and co-authored more than a dozen online courses in these fields. Her books include Performance Appraisals and Mission-Driven Interviewing, as well as the Pearson IT Certification books SPHR Exam Prep, Third Edition, PHR/SPHR Quick Reference, and every edition of PHR Exam Prep. She is a member of SHRM, ASTD, and the International Coach Federation.
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Keys to Behavior-Based Safety

Author: E. Scott Geller

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1461624894

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

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This book provides a collection of 28 writings from Scott Geller's regular column in "Industrial Safety and Hygiene News," from Geller's associates at Safety Performance Solutions, and from the American Society of Safety Engineers' annual conferences. Organized into seven chapters, these writings examine real-world examples of successful behavior-based safety programs. Readers will discover tips on how to measure safety performance, how to get workers to care about safety, and how to better assess and coach safety performance using specific behavior-based tools. Readers will also find in-depth discussions on achieving a Total Safety Culture using such tools and techniques as actively caring, self-management, behavior-based observation and feedback, improved communication skills, measured safety performance, increased safety leadership, and maximized behavior-based safety efforts.
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Hazards XV

The Process, Its Safety and the Environment--getting it Right! : a Three-day Symposium

Author: Institution of Chemical Engineers (Great Britain). North Western Branch

Publisher: IChemE

ISBN: 9780852954294

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 654

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Experts from the fields of process safety and environmental protection discuss their work.
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A Kaizen Approach to Food Safety

Quality Management in the Value Chain from Wheat to Bread

Author: Victoria Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319042505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

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This book provides a Management Science approach to quality management in food production. Aspects of food quality, product conformance and reliability/food safety are examined, starting with wheat and ending with its value chain transformation into bread. Protein qualities that influence glycemic index levels in bread are used to compare the value chains of France and the US. With Kaizen models the book shows how changes in these characteristics are the result of management decisions made by the wheat growers in response to government policy and industry strategy. Lately, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply kaizen methodology and Deming's work on quality improvement to make the HACCPs (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in food safety systems more robust.
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