Safety Matters! A Guide to Health & Safety at Work

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Safety Matters! is an insightful and comprehensive book for the busy manager on managing health and safety in the workplace.
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Safety Matters! A Guide to Health & Safety at Work

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Overview

Safety Matters! is an insightful and comprehensive book for the busy manager on managing health and safety in the workplace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780951973868
  • Publisher: Management Briefs Ltd
  • Publication date: 6/14/2010
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Flynn has worked in the area of health and safety within the pharmaceutical/medical devices and healthcare sectors for many years. He is an experienced trainer and safety advisor, with a particular interest in human factors engineering and manual handling. John Shaw has worked with a government agency as an environmental health officer and as a health and safety consultant. He is an experienced trainer and safety advisor with a particular interest in environmental health and behavioral safety.
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Table of Contents

1 Health & Safety Management Systems (SMS) 2

Introduction

Policy

Organising — the 4 Cs

Planning and Implementing

Measuring Performance

Reviewing Performance and Auditing

Summary

2 Health & Safety Risk Management 13

Introduction

Definitions

Basic Risk Management Model

What is Risk Assessment?

Recording Risk Assessments

Management Review of Risk Assessments

Summary

3 Leadership and Organisational Safety Culture 29

Introduction

Leadership in terms of Health & Safety

10 Principles of Leadership Behaviour

Definition of safety culture within an organisation

Safety Culture and Adverse Events

Barriers

Assessing safety culture

Improving safety culture

Summary

4 Proactive Monitoring 43

Introduction

Proactive Monitoring

Safety Inspections

Safety Inspection Checklist

Safety Audits

How often?

Trend Analysis

Summary

5 Reactive Monitoring

Introduction

Reactive Monitoring

The Accident Triangle

Incident Reporting and Recording

Accident/Incident Investigation

Domino Theory

Conducting Investigation Interviews

Summary

6 Slips, Trips and Falls prevention 61

Introduction

Movement of People at Work

Falls on a level

Housekeeping

Falls from Height

Slips/Trips/Falls Risk Assessment

Controls for Slips, Trips and Falls

Housekeeping Inspections

Summary

7 Fire Safety Management 75

Introduction

The Fire Triangle

Fire Prevention

Fire Fighting Activities

Fire Hazard Identification

Assessing and Reducing the Risk of Fire

Summary

8 Manual Handling in the Workplace 85

Introduction

Definition of Manual Handling in the Workplace

Risk Factors

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Controlling Manual Handling Risks

Summary

9 Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 96

Introduction

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

DSE Hazards Injuries

DSE Assessment

Benefits of DSE Assessment

Training of Assessors and Users

Summary

10 Managing Work-related Stress 105

Introduction

Definition of Stress and Work Related Stress

Sources of stress

Effects of stress

Prevention of Workplace Stress

Management of Stress at Work

New Approaches to Stress Management

Summary

11 Preventing Bullying at Work 115

Introduction

Definition of Bullying

Bullying prevention policy

Communication of the Policy

Training and Supervision

Bullying prevention measures

Resolving bullying at work

Summary

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