Safety Management

A Qualitative Systems Approach

Author: John Davies,Alastair Ross,Brendan Wallace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415303712

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.
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Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach

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.
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Creative Safety Solutions

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.
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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

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.
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Construction Safety Management, A Systems Approach

Author: Jose D. Pérezgonzález

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 141163134X

Category: Construction industry

Page: 281

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The few models on safety management that are available tend to explain a procedure to manage safety rather than a safety management system. The research carried out here, however, models safety management by transforming a common procedural model (i.e. the HSE's model, 1997) into a functional systems representation. The overall goal of the model is to offer clear graphic lines of influence of its different components on organisational safety. The model is innovative not in the components that it considers but in the representation of those components, which details relative distances between elements and, therefore, opens doors to model-driven hypotheses which account for those distances. Therefore, hypotheses are more accurate in their predictions. This model is firstly explored in the construction sector. Results from this exploratory research support the adequacy of the model to understanding safety management and encourage future research of a more confirmatory nature.
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Human Error Reduction and Safety Management

Author: Dan Petersen

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Accidents

Page: 397

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This updated preventive guide shows how to minimize safety risks that exist as a result of the recent introduction of new worklpace technologies. The book covers accident investigations and inspections, employee and supervisory trainging, records, system-caused human error, ergonomics, and more.
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Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Author: Waldemar Karwowski,Gavriel Salvendy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439835004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1250

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This volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as operation and management of business enterprises in both manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry. The book is organized into ten sections that focus on the following subject matters: I: Enterprise Management II: Human Factors in Manufacturing III: Processes and Services IV: Design of Work Systems V. Working Environment VI. Product and System Safety VII. Safety Design Issues VIII. Safety Management IX. Hazard Communication X. Occupational Risk Prevention This book will be of special value to researchers and practitioners involved in the design of products, processes, systems, and services, which are marketed and utilized by a variety of organizations around the world. Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are: Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations
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Productive Safety Management

Author: Tania Mol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136371680

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.
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