Increasing occupational health and safety in workplaces: individual, work and organizational factors

Contributor(s): Burke, Ronald J [Editor] | Richardsen, Astrid M [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing 2019Description: xvi, 410 p.: ill. Includes references and indexISBN: 9781788118088Subject(s): Industrial hygiene | Industrial safety | Personnel managementDDC classification: 658.382 Summary: The ILO estimates that around 2.3 million workers die annually as a result of occupational accidents and diseases. A further 1 million workers suffer workplace accidents every day. Alongside the human impact, these accidents cost an estimated 4 per cent of GDP in the US, equating to 2.8 trillion US dollars. This book considers occupational health and safety, and the ways in which it can be increased to both improve working conditions and reduce the material costs of accidents. Bringing together leading academics in the field, and presenting original research from both the private and public sectors, Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses. Its insights will also be of interest for organizational administrators responsible for preventing workplace accidents and injuries at various levels, and for government employees with an interest in occupational health and safety. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/increasing-occupational-health-and-safety-in-workplaces-9781788118088.html
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Table of content

PART I INTRODUCTION
1 Increasing occupational health and safety in workplaces: why it matters / Ronald J. Burke
2 Accident under-reporting in the workplace / Christopher T. Austin
3 Stress, human errors and accidents / Sabine Kaiser
PART II WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY FACTORS
4 Drug use and workplace safety: issues and good practice responses / Vinita Duraisingam
5 Understanding domestic violence as a workplace problem / Nadine Wathen
6 Job resources and outcomes in the process of bullying: a study in a Norwegian healthcare setting / Aslaug Mikkelsen
7 Safety, health and climate: taking the temperature on nurses' work health and safety / Valerie O'Keeffe
8 Antecedents of aggression in nursing: a review / Liu-Qin Yang
PART III HIGH-RISK OCCUPATIONS
9 Pesticide exposure and the health effects among Latino and other farmworkers / Alan Becker
10 Occupational health and safety in the mining sector / David Cliff
Contents note continued: 11.Occupational health and safety in the construction sector / Helen Lingard
12 The case for the psychosocial safety climate to be recognized in mining disaster investigations / Maureen F. Dollard
13 Aggressive and criminal behavior of police officers / Philip Matthew Stinson Sr
14 Workplace stress and firefighter health and safety / David M. DeJoy
PART IV BUILDING SAFETY CLIMATES, PROMOTING WORKER HEALTH AND CHANGING WORKPLACE CULTURES
15 Types of safety cultures and best practice suggestions / Sharon Clarke
16 The role of safety culture and safety leadership on safety-related outcomes / Laura Fruhen
17 The benefits of transformational leadership and transformational leadership training on health and safety outcomes / E. Kevin Kelloway
18 Crew resource management (CRM) and non-technical skills / Oliver Hamlet
19 Health protection and health promotion in small business / Lee S. Newman

The ILO estimates that around 2.3 million workers die annually as a result of occupational accidents and diseases. A further 1 million workers suffer workplace accidents every day. Alongside the human impact, these accidents cost an estimated 4 per cent of GDP in the US, equating to 2.8 trillion US dollars. This book considers occupational health and safety, and the ways in which it can be increased to both improve working conditions and reduce the material costs of accidents.

Bringing together leading academics in the field, and presenting original research from both the private and public sectors, Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved.

This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses. Its insights will also be of interest for organizational administrators responsible for preventing workplace accidents and injuries at various levels, and for government employees with an interest in occupational health and safety.

https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/increasing-occupational-health-and-safety-in-workplaces-9781788118088.html

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