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Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 3rd 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
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433478966

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Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 3rd 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

The third edition has been updated to include the latest data and statistics related to OH&S as well as new chapters on Integrated Workplace Health Management, Organizational Communication, Professional Communication, Great Safety Performance and OH&S Judicial Decisions.

A Go-to Guide for:

  • 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 or 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 mantaining 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


Section 1 Theory
Chapter 1 Historical Perspectives
Chapter 2 Management Systems
Chapter 3 Key Stakeholders

Section 2 Strategies
Chapter 4 OH&S Program: Manual Development
Chapter 5 Leadership and Commitment
Chapter 6 Great Safety Performance: A Management Approach
Chapter 7 Safety Culture: Safety Climate
Chapter 8 Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
Chapter 9 Workplace Standards and Rules
Chapter 10 Worker OH&S Training
Chapter 11 Emergency Preparedness and Response
Chapter 12 Injury Management
Chapter 13 Incident Investigation
Chapter 14 Risk Management and Communication
Chapter 15 Marketing OH&S Programs and Communicating the Results
Chapter 16 Best Practices
Chapter 17 Supporting Disciplines
Chapter 18 Prevention of Workplace Illness and Injury
Chapter 19 Toxic Work Environments: Impact on Employee Illness/Injury
Chapter 20 Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Chapter 21 Practical Application in the Workplace
Chapter 22 Measurement
Chapter 23 Workplace Wellness Strategy
Chapter 24 Disability Management Overview
Chapter 25 Integrated Workplace Health Management

Section 3 Knowledge and Skills
Chapter 26 Ethical Practice
Chapter 27 Legal Aspects
Chapter 28 Recent Rulings
Chapter 29 Impact of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Chapter 30 Impact of Four Generations in the Workplace
Chapter 31 Internal / External Consulting Tips for OH&S Practitioners / Professionals
Chapter 32 Project Management
Chapter 33 Effective Communication
Chapter 34 Outsourcing OH&S Services
Chapter 35 OH&S Practitioners / Professionals: Career Development

Section 4 Future Concepts
Chapter 36 Future Challenges

Section 5 Glossary