A critical book on the career knowledge needs of safety professionals by an industry expert
Based on an exclusive author survey of corporate and divisional safety directors, this principal book on career enhancement and effective performance in safety management expertly covers the competencies necessary for success in this continually transitioning field. The coverage is so extensive, each chapter could be used as the subject of a professional society course.
Innovations in Safety Management establishes a knowledge base of financial management fundamentals to open communications between safety professionals and management. It will facilitate deeper comprehension of executive decision making so that safety strategies can be delivered in business terms. Also, it will assist safety practitioners in establishing personal value within a company and communicating that value to management. Also detailed in this book are:
- The theoretical ideal for optimum safety performance
- The Safety Decision Hierarchyplacing the hierarchy of controls within tried and proven problem-solving techniques
- Why safety practitioners need to know about hazard analysis and risk assessment
- A primer on hazard analysis and risk assessment
- How to prevent bringing hazards into the workplace
- Methodology for extending task analysis to further establish value
- A new, three-dimensional risk scoring system
- Behavioral safety
- A history of the Safety Through Design movement
This book was written with consideration for everyone responsible for safety in all businesses regardless of professional title, including safety practitioners, human relations directors, and management personnel.
Table of contents
A Short Course on Business Financial Management.
Establishing Your Value: Communicating Incident Statistics in Financial Terms.
The Theoretical Ideal for Optimum Safety Performance.
The Safety Decision Hierarchy.
Why You Need to Know About Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment.
A Primer on Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment.
How to Avoid Bringing Hazards into the Work Place.
Task Analysis: For Productivity, Cost Efficiency, Safety, and Quality.
Risk Scoring Systems.
Current Developments in Behavioral Safety.
The Safety Through Design Movement.
Innovations in Safety Management is not an easy book to read, but it is one that is worthwhile reading and re-reading" (Health & Safety Review, January/February 2002)
"...well written, informative and immediately applicable.... The safety practitioner can use this information immediately to improve company performance. I highly recommend it." (Professional Safety, February 2002)
"...provides important tools for the safety professional who needs to move beyond the mechanics of the day to day safety tasks to development of a health and safety program..." (Chemical Health & Safety, May/June 2002)