Management Obligations for Health and Safety

Management Obligations for Health and Safety

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Author: Gregory W. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439862797

Category: Law

Page: 186

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In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, Management Obligations for Health and Safety examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. The book looks at safety management from the perspective of management obligations. What expectations are placed on managers at all levels of an organization to ensure that the workplace and systems of work are safe, and how are these expectations considered and analyzed by courts and public inquiries? As importantly, the book explores how management actions in relation to these obligations and expectations influence, positively or negatively, the safety performance of an organization. With examples drawn from legal and quasi-legal processes, one of the more enlightening and thought-provoking features of this book is the extensive use of cross examination taken from various proceedings. No one person reacts the same to finding him- or herself responsible for managing the aftermath of a death at work, or having to deal with the immediate pressure of being subject to interviews and investigation by safety regulators (much less the drawn-out experience of the legal process), but one of the most constant reactions is "Why didn’t anybody tell me about this?" Stressing the importance of safety culture, this book details the true nature of the expectations that are placed on managers by virtue of their obligation to provide a safe workplace.
Categories: Law

Management Obligations for Health and Safety

Management Obligations for Health and Safety

" Stressing the importance of safety culture, this book details the true nature of the expectations that are placed on managers by virtue of their obligation to provide a safe workplace.

Author: Gregory W. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439862780

Category: Law

Page: 188

View: 373

In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, Management Obligations for Health and Safety examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. The book looks at safety management from the perspective of management obligations. What expectations are placed on managers at all levels of an organization to ensure that the workplace and systems of work are safe, and how are these expectations considered and analyzed by courts and public inquiries? As importantly, the book explores how management actions in relation to these obligations and expectations influence, positively or negatively, the safety performance of an organization. With examples drawn from legal and quasi-legal processes, one of the more enlightening and thought-provoking features of this book is the extensive use of cross examination taken from various proceedings. No one person reacts the same to finding him- or herself responsible for managing the aftermath of a death at work, or having to deal with the immediate pressure of being subject to interviews and investigation by safety regulators (much less the drawn-out experience of the legal process), but one of the most constant reactions is "Why didn’t anybody tell me about this?" Stressing the importance of safety culture, this book details the true nature of the expectations that are placed on managers by virtue of their obligation to provide a safe workplace.
Categories: Law

Health and Safety Management

Health and Safety Management

This important new book considers health and safety management as an equal partner to other strategic business risks.

Author: Colin Fuller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273684825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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"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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Occupational Health and Safety Management

This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation.

Author: CHARLES D. REESE

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138749575

Category:

Page: 608

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Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What�s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers� compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers� compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.
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Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

One or more competent persons must be appointed to help managers comply with their duties under health and safety law. The essential point is that managers should have access to expertise to help them fulfil their legal requirements.

Author: Phil Hughes MBE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317935094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 676

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Introduction to Health and Safety at Work covers the fundamentals of occupational safety and health for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, this sixth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The highly illustrated content covers all of the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and also includes checklists, report forms and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes Written by renowned authors, the Introduction to Health and Safety at Work is also a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the NEBOSH National Diploma.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Contractor Safety Management

Contractor Safety Management

By sharing lessons across disciplines, the book identifies critical issues in contractor safety management and raises awareness of its complexity and importance.

Author: Gregory William Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466556843

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 295

A Winner of the Educational Award by the World Safety Organization Contractor safety management is often seen as nothing more than a subset of general safety management in that no special consideration needs to be given to understanding the difficulties of the contract environment. This leaves contractors endlessly juggling competing and sometimes contradictory demands made by the principal in the name of safety and health. Instead of managing the work in accordance with the contract and the agreed health and safety management plan, contractors find themselves having to cope with moveable, ever-changing expectations about the way that health and safety is supposed to be managed. Contractor Safety Management explores how the contracting–principal relationship can influence safety outcomes and how a principal's role in "overseeing" the safety performance of its contractors is different from managing safety in its own organization. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines including legal, health and safety management, operational, and contract and procurement management. The editor and chapter authors examine real-life cases, the issues that they present, and the way that safety management was handled. By sharing lessons across disciplines, the book identifies critical issues in contractor safety management and raises awareness of its complexity and importance. It provides wide-ranging and comprehensive insight into the concerns confronting organizations, managers, and safety managers in contracting relationships. Offering guidance on how critical issues might be addressed, the book uses real-life cases to draw conclusions from successes and failures that can guide future contracting strategies for effectively controlling health and safety risks in a contracting environment.
Categories: Law

Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Project Management

Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Project Management

This book addresses an increasingly important area in the construction industry. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate important points and refer to current successful safety management techniques.

Author: Helen Lingard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419262105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 503

This book addresses an increasingly important area in the construction industry. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate important points and refer to current successful safety management techniques.
Categories: Business & Economics

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Safety and Health Training (continued) Topic Circle Answer Answer Options 2 Training is provided when the need is ... to train supervisors in safety and health responsibilities Managers learn safety and health program management 5 All ...

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420051810

Category: Law

Page: 538

View: 312

Developed to provide safety and health students with an understanding of the how-tos of implementing an occupational safety and health initiative, the first edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management soon became a blueprint for occupational safety and health management for the smallest- to the largest-sized companies. Competently followin
Categories: Law

Mine Health and Safety Management

Mine Health and Safety Management

This book focuses on instilling a safety culture and fostering the ability to recognize and manage health and safety responsibilities and requirements.

Author: Michael Karmis

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873352009

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 361

This book focuses on instilling a safety culture and fostering the ability to recognize and manage health and safety responsibilities and requirements. It details effective and safety management systems and concentrates on safety and health hazard anticipation, identification, evaluation, and control.
Categories: Medical

Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf

Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf

6.2 Design and management responsibilities The preceding duties arise out of the relationship of employer and employee. The result is that responsibility for health, safety and welfare is borne by contractors and subcontractors in their ...

Author: Michael Grose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119085942

Category: Law

Page: 424

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Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf is an authoritative guide to construction law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf. The principal theme is the contrast between construction law in an Islamic civil law jurisdiction and construction law in a common law jurisdiction. • the first authoritative text on the application of the laws of the UAE • extensive extracts from the region's applicable laws, all translated from Arabic, and hundreds of judgments of the most senior courts used to back up the analysis provided
Categories: Law