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The Management of Safety

The Management of Safety
The Behavioural Approach to Changing Organizations

April 2000 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The challenge to improve safety at work remains a key concern of many organizations, as traditional approaches to safety in organizations have not had the anticipated impact of reducing accident rates at work. As the authors of this new book show, the existing methods of attempting to enhance safe performance have very limited efficacy. The Management of Safety reviews the main theories underlying safety management and their application to developing safe behaviour, and provides an introduction to the new behaviour-based approach to safety management and quality improvement. Throughout the text, useful examples and illustrations are included to show the need for this new approach. This book should be read by anyone with an interest in or responsibility for safety in the workplace, and by academics and students of human resource management and organizational behaviour.
The Need for Change
Personality Attitudes and Climate
Behaviour and its Consequences
The Theory of the Behaviour-Based Approach

The Behaviour-Based Approach in Practice
First Experiences and Development of the Model

Applying the Behaviour-Based Approach to Safety
Managing the Change
Beyond Safety
Wider Applications of the Behavioural Approach


Valerie J Sutherland

Peter John Makin

Peter John previously was at Birkbeck College, London, where he is now a visiting professor. He previous held posts Southampton and Keele universities. He is Director of the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, which specialise in civic renewal, local political and public management reform, He leads the UK participation in the Policy Agendas Comparative Project. He is a consultant with NatCen for the Citizenship Survey. He was Co-Director of the Home Office Civil Renewal Research Programme, 2004-2005. He is a member of the UK Political Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. More About Author

Charles Cox, MD, MPH

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