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Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 4th Edition

This book equips OH&S practitioners with the information and tools needed to practise ethically, legally, and competently. Learn how to design and implement an effective OH&S Management System and Program.

Publication Language: English

Softcover | 1,628 pages

In Stock
Published: August 27, 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502074

Product description

Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 4th Edition is an essential resource for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) practitioners and professionals, providing them with the essential information and tools needed to practise ethically, legally, and competently.

The book guides readers on how to design and implement an effective OH&S Management System and Program, including:

  • Who should be involved
  • The role of each player
  • The legalities and ethics to be considered
  • How OH&S relates with other corporate programs
  • How to measure and communicate program success or failure
  • How to market an OH&S Program
  • Sustainability of an OH&S Program

What’s New in the 4th Edition
Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 4th Edition has been updated to include the latest data and statistics related to OH&S as well as a revised chapter on OH&S legislation contributed by expert lawyer Norm Keith.

Includes brand new chapters on:

  • Occupational Health Program – The value of OH programs are explained along with the legal requirement for upholding employee personal health and medical information confidential. The concepts of fitness-to-work, fit-for-duty, job demands analysis, medical monitoring, health surveillance and program evaluation are presented, along with programs such as hearing conversation, respiratory conservation and first aid.
  • New Technology Hazards – The hazards and benefits associated with new technology in the workplace are addressed, such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, digitization, digitalization, robotics, 3-D printers, mobile devices, CCTV cameras, GPS systems, magnetic resonance, imaging (MRI) biometric devices, and Segway scooters.
  • Ergonomics – Explains musculoskeletal disorders and their causes; the value of an ergonomic program; what an ergonomic program entails and how to use ergonomics when accommodating an employee post-illness/injury, or when supporting aging workers.
  • Legalization of Marijuana – Marijuana, its health effects, detection, and impact on the workplace one-year post legalization are addressed. As well, suggestions on how Canadian employers can best address worker impairment are provided.
  • Canadian Workers Compensation system – Often confusing for employers, employees, and union leaders to understand and navigate, this new chapter explains the intent, fundamental principles, purpose, functioning, and reporting requirements of the various provincial Workers’ Compensation Boards.
  • Organizational Behaviour – Having a working knowledge of organizational behaviour enables the OH&S practitioners/professionals to effectively function within the workplace system. The topics covered in new chapter include:
    • The fundamentals and characteristics of organizational behaviour
    • Leadership
    • Work and work performance
    • Corporate culture and work attitudes
    • Job design, goal setting and work scheduling
    • Groups and group work
    • Relevance to Integrated Workplace Health Management

Who Should Read This Book?

  • OH&S practitioners and professionals, as well as other practitioners and health promoters, who are responsible for promoting employee health, preventing disease and injury, providing first aid and nursing care, and assisting ill/injured employees with rehabilitation
  • Joint health & safety committee members who are charged with facilitating worker health and well- being in the workplace
  • Human resources personnel who need to manage and evaluate the performance of OH&S staff and/or administer certain aspects of occupational health and safety such as disability management, benefits, and labour relations
  • Management and union leaders who have a vested interest in maintaining workplace health and safety
  • Government health and safety departments who need to understand the business aspects of OH&S to develop legislation jointly with industry and union leaders
  • OH&S lawyers who must stay current on OH&S legislation, standards, and best practices to represent employers before administrative tribunals and courts
  • OH&S professors and students who need a comprehensive textbook, particularly to help prepare for writing the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals Certification Examination (BCRSP)

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Table of contents

Introduction – Occupational Health and Safety: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice

Section 1 – Occupational Health and Safety: Theory
Chapter 1 – Occupational Health and Safety: Historical Perspectives
Chapter 2 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
Chapter 3 – Occupational Health and Safety: Key Stakeholders
Chapter 4 – Occupational Health Program

Section 2 – Occupational Health and Safety: Strategies
Chapter 5 – Occupational Health and Safety Program: Manual Development
Chapter 6 – Occupational Health and Safety: Leadership and Commitment
Chapter 7 – Great Safety Performance: A Management Approach
Chapter 8 – Safety Culture: Safety Climate
Chapter 9 – Occupational Health and Safety: Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
Chapter 10 – Occupational Health and Safety: New Technology – Hazards
Chapter 11 – Occupational Health and Safety: Workplace Standards and Rules
Chapter 12 – Occupational Health and Safety: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Chapter 13 – Occupational Health and Safety: Injury Management
Chapter 14 – Occupational Health and Safety: Incident Investigation
Chapter 15 – Occupational Health and Safety: Risk Management and Communication
Chapter 16 – Marketing Occupational Health and Safety Programs and Communicating the Results
Chapter 17 – Occupational Health and Safety: Worker OH&S Training
Chapter 18 – Occupational Health and Safety: Best Practices
Chapter 19 – Occupational Health and Safety: Supporting Disciplines
Chapter 20 – Occupational Health and Safety: Ergonomics
Chapter 21 – Occupational Health and Safety: Prevention of Workplace Illness and Injury
Chapter 22 – Toxic Work Environments: Impact on Employee Illness/ Injury
Chapter 23 – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Chapter 24 – Psychological Health and Safety: Practical Application in the Workplace
Chapter 25 – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Measurement
Chapter 26 – Occupational Health and Safety: Workplace Wellness Strategy
Chapter 27 – Disability Management: Overview
Chapter 28 – Integrated Workplace Health Management

Section 3 – Occupational Health and Safety: Knowledge and Skills
Chapter 29 – Occupational Health and Safety: Ethical Practice
Chapter 30 – Occupational Health and Safety: Legal Aspects
Chapter 31 – Canadian Workplace Safety Legislation
Chapter 32 – OH&S: Legalization of Marijuana
Chapter 33 – OH&S: The Canadian Workers’ Compensation System
Chapter 34 – Impact of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Chapter 35 – Impact of Five Generations in the Workplace
Chapter 36 – Internal/External Consulting: Tips for Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners/Professionals
Chapter 37 – Occupational Health and Safety: Project Management
Chapter 38 – Occupational Health and Safety: Organizational Behaviour
Chapter 39 – Effective Business Communication
Chapter 40 – Outsourcing Occupational Health and Safety Services
Chapter 41 – Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners/Professionals: Career Development

Section 4 – Occupational Health and Safety: Future Concepts
Chapter 42 – Occupational Health & Safety: Future Challenges