Health and Safety Management

Series
Financial Times
Author
Colin Fuller / Luise Vassie  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
448
Pub.-date
May 2004
ISBN13
9780273684824
ISBN
0273684825
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Description

For Management and Economic courses with Risk and Strategic Management modules. This book places the theory and practice of occupational health and safety firmly within a strategic business context by making health & safety an equal partner to other strategic business risks. 
The authors' innovative approach offers a uniquely coherent text in which the essential principles of business risk management are applied to the management of health & safety in order to develop best practice approaches.  The authors examine the subject within a global context so are not constrained by local legislation.
     The first part introduces principles and concepts of risk and the management of risk relevant to a range of organisations and their stakeholders.  Crucially and uniquely, it addresses the importance of economic and cost-benefit considerations in risk decision-making.
    Part Two focuses on best practice techniques in health & safety management drawing on international research.  It analyses contributions of training, effective performance measurement, techniques of auditing and benchmarking and the development and measurement of organisational safety cultures. 

Features

 

  • Covers the development of the underlying principles of health and safety management, such as risk management, risk perception, risk communication, behaviour, human error, economics and cost benefit analysis is explored
  • Usese international and national approaches; 'best practice' techniques are presented to help managers develop and implement health and safety management systems in their own organisations
  • The roles of risk assessment, risk control, training, performance measurement, auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement in health and safety management are analysed to provide an integrated and effective management system
  • Examples are drawn from a range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations
  • Contemporary views on the social responsibilities of both the organisation and the individual to manage health and safety are featured in order to stimulate further debate and look to the future direction of health and safety management.

 

Table of Contents

PrefacePART I: PRINCIPLES1.  The concept of risk2.  Risk management3.  Personality, behaviour and human error4.  Risk perception5.  Risk communication6.  Economic issues7.  Cost-benefit analysis8.  Managing health and Safety RisksPART II: BEST PRACTICE9.  Regulatory models for managing health and safety 10. Models for managing health and safety risks at the organisational level11. Risk assessment12. Risk control13. Training and competence14. Performance measurement15. Auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement16. Responsibility and accountability for health and safetyIndex

Back Cover

"The frequently neglected field of health and safety management, the responsibility of many but understood by few, is well served by this comprehensive and well written book.  It is, above all, highly informative and a 'must have' for senior practitioners and managers alike."

John Barrell, OBE TD, formerly Chief Executive, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

"This is a text for life.  A comprehensive work that uniquely integrates occupational health and safety firmly into the international business management environment.... Undoubtedly it will also become a standard text for those embarking upon post graduate study in both occupational health and safety, and business management."

Trevor Cooke, Faculty of Business & Law, Staffordshire University

 

With increasing stakeholder interest in health and safety management, the onus is being put on organisations to anticipate and manage health and safety risks.

This important new book considers health and safety management as an equal partner to other strategic business risks. Concepts of risk and models of risk management supply the context for the management of health and safety in a range of sectors. By applying the principles of business risk management to health and safety, the authors develop crucial best practice approaches that are applicable on a global platform, irrespective of local legislation.

Key features:

  • The underlying principles of health and safety management, such as risk management, risk perception, risk communication, behaviour, human error, economics and cost benefit analysis is explored.

  • Using international and national approaches, 'best practice' techniques are presented to help managers develop and implement health and safety management systems in their own organisations.

  • The roles of risk assessment, risk control, training, performance measurement, auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement in health and safety management are analysed to provide an integrated and effective management system.

  • Examples are drawn from a range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations.

  • Contemporary views on the social responsibilities of both the organisation and the individual to manage health and safety are featured in order to stimulate further debate and look to the future direction of health and safety management.

Dr Colin Fuller and Dr Luise Vassie present the MSc in Health and Safety Management at the University of Leicester.

 

Reader Review(s)

 "The frequently neglected field of health and safety management, the responsibility of many but understood by few, is well served by this comprehensive and well written book.  It is, above all, highly informative and a 'must have' for senior practitioners and managers alike."
John Barrell, OBE TD, formerly Chief Executive, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

"This is a text for life.  A comprehensive work that uniquely integrates occupational health and safety firmly into the international business management environment.... Undoubtedly it will also become a standard text for those embarking upon post graduate study in both occupational health and safety, and business management."
Trevor Cooke, Faculty of Business & Law, Staffordshire University