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Occupational health and safety concerns the promotion of health and safety at work, in order to prevent or minimise the risk of injuries and illness.
Written for students needing a practical introduction to occupational health and safety management, this fully updated and revised second edition provides a concise understanding of contemporary OHS issues.
Taking a humanist approach, OHS - A management guide contends that work should satisfy human needs as much as organisational goals. Going beyond the risk-management model of physical safety, the text takes in account the larger perspective of human health needs, including psychological and social needs.
NEW materials on Quality of Working Life Index, precarious or non-standard employment impacting on safe work design and the James Hardy asbestos case
Expanded coverage on contemporary topics including definition and scope of OHS, Australia's OHS performance, organisational strategies to reduce or minimise occupational violence, employee/employer duties and rights, compensation payment, official Australian bodies dealing with OHS and work-life balance
Fully revised and updated OHS legislation, Codes of Practice, National Standards, Dose and Exposure Standards
A practical introduction to OHS management with case studies, news stories and other real-life examples used to ensure that students are able to apply the theory to real-world situations
The book is written from a humanist perspective, locating OHS issues in the larger context of maintaining and promoting community and social wellbeing
Emphasis on a systematic approach to OHS supported by management commitment, workplace consultation and a vibrant OHS culture
Suggested questions and activities, as well as reference material and weblinks, at the end of every chapter
Richard - The Productive Edge
Richard Archer is a management consultant and Director of The Productive Edge. He was NSW Manager of Occupational Health and Safety for Comcare and prior to that a union OHS officer. Richard has also worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. His main interests lie in the areas of regulation and the effects of globalisation on workers. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney and Graduate Diploma in OHS from the University of Technology.
Kerry - University of New South Wales
Kerry Borthwick is a Director of Quality of Working Life. She is also a course author, coordinator and facilitator of occupational, health and safety and public sector risk management courses in the Master of Business & Technology program at the University of NSW. She has over 20 years work experience in OHS in the private and public sectors. Her main interests are OHS management system development and effectiveness. She is a Registered Psychologist, a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, the Australian Epidemiological Association and the Australian Psychological Society.
Susanne - RMIT
Susanne Tepe is Associate Professor of Occupational Health and Safety at RMIT University. With a PhD in Environmental Health, an MBA and a Masters of Organisational Systems, she combines technical OHS knowledge with business and systems understanding. She has been a practitioner in industry and an academic, bringing a theoretical basis to her practice and practice to her theory. In addition to teaching OHS at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, her research interests include OHS systems, OHS culture and chemical safety. She is a fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia and a member of the executive committee of the Australasian College of Toxicologist and Risk Assessors (ACTRA) and has been a member of many government committees on OHS and the Environment, including the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC).
Chapter 1 Introducing Health and Saftey
Chapter 2 Understanding the Legal Framework
Chapter 3 Consulting on OHS
Chapter 4 Developing a Systematic Approach
Chapter 5 Managing OHS Information
Chapter 6 Indentifying Hazards and Managing Risk
Chapter 7 Managing Hazards Associated with Plant
Chapter 8 Controlling Risk: Ergonomics
Chapter 9 Controlling Risk: Occupational Hygiene
Chapter 10 Using Equipment to Monitor Workplaces
Chapter 11 Managing Psychosocial Hazards
Chapter 12 Controlling Risk: Safe Design
Chapter 13 Auditing and Evaluating OHS Activity
Chapter 14 Dealing with Emergencies
Chapter 15 Notifying, Report and Investigating Incidents
Chapter 16 Compensating Injured Workers and Managing Injuries
Chapter 17 Promoting a Health and Safety Culture