Safety Matters! A Guide to Health & Safety at Work


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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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



Organising — the 4 Cs

Planning and Implementing

Measuring Performance

Reviewing Performance and Auditing


2 Health & Safety Risk Management 13



Basic Risk Management Model

What is Risk Assessment?

Recording Risk Assessments

Management Review of Risk Assessments


3 Leadership and Organisational Safety Culture 29


Leadership in terms of Health & Safety

10 Principles of Leadership Behaviour

Definition of safety culture within an organisation

Safety Culture and Adverse Events


Assessing safety culture

Improving safety culture


4 Proactive Monitoring 43


Proactive Monitoring

Safety Inspections

Safety Inspection Checklist

Safety Audits

How often?

Trend Analysis


5 Reactive Monitoring


Reactive Monitoring

The Accident Triangle

Incident Reporting and Recording

Accident/Incident Investigation

Domino Theory

Conducting Investigation Interviews


6 Slips, Trips and Falls prevention 61


Movement of People at Work

Falls on a level


Falls from Height

Slips/Trips/Falls Risk Assessment

Controls for Slips, Trips and Falls

Housekeeping Inspections


7 Fire Safety Management 75


The Fire Triangle

Fire Prevention

Fire Fighting Activities

Fire Hazard Identification

Assessing and Reducing the Risk of Fire


8 Manual Handling in the Workplace 85


Definition of Manual Handling in the Workplace

Risk Factors

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Controlling Manual Handling Risks


9 Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 96


Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

DSE Hazards Injuries

DSE Assessment

Benefits of DSE Assessment

Training of Assessors and Users


10 Managing Work-related Stress 105


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


11 Preventing Bullying at Work 115


Definition of Bullying

Bullying prevention policy

Communication of the Policy

Training and Supervision

Bullying prevention measures

Resolving bullying at work


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