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E-Books: Health and Safety: Risk Management 5th edition

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Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fifth edition takes into account new developments in legislation, standards, and good practice. ISO 45001, the international health and safety management system standard is given comprehensive treatment, and the latest ISO 9004 and ISO 19011 have also been addressed. The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 begins with a basic introduction to the techniques of health and safety risk management and continues with a description of ISO 45001.
Part 1.2 covers basic human factors including how the sense organs work and the psychology of the individual. Part 2.1 deals with more advanced techniques of risk management including advanced incident investigation, audit, and risk assessment, and Part 2.2 covers a range of advanced human factors topics including human error and decision making.
This authoritative treatment of health and safety risk management is essential reading for both students working towards degrees, diplomas, and postgraduate or vocational qualifications, and experienced health and safety professionals, who will find it invaluable as a reference.

This book is intended to serve the needs of a number of audiences, in particular:

  • those studying for university qualifications in health and safety or health and safety qualifications overseen by other organizations, for example, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Those working towards a vocational qualification in health and safety, for example via the National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (N/SVQ) in the UK
  • managers and others who have health and safety as part of their responsibilities
  • health and safety professionals.

The book is in four main parts, preceded by the present chapter, which describes the material covered in the book and the audiences for which it is most relevant.

Part 1.1: Risk management – introduction
Part 1.1 is primarily concerned with the fundamentals of health and safety risk management and, as such, it is relevant for all students of health and safety. Managers and others whose responsibility includes managing health and safety will also find this part valuable.
Health and safety professionals will already be familiar with the material in rs from part to part as described below.

Part 1.1, but they may wish to use sections of it to develop training courses for managers in their organization. To help with this, there is a chapter on training and communication techniques at the end of Part 1.1. By using the Part 1.1 material in this way, health and safety professionals can encourage the idea that managers are responsible for managing health and safety while health and safety professionals are responsible for providing advice and guidance.
Thus, there are the following main audiences for Part 1.1 of this book:

  • those studying for university or equivalent qualifications
  • those working toward a vocational qualification in health and safety
  • managers with health and safety responsibilities
  • health and safety professionals.

These are also the audiences for the other parts of the book, but the extent to which they may wish to use the material from part to part as described below.

Part 1.2: Human factors – introduction
Part 1.2 covers the basic human factors material required by those studying for qualifications in health and safety.
As far as managers are concerned, most of the material may be of interest since it deals with how humans function. In practical terms, only those managers who will get involved in detailed accident investigations, or some of the more advanced risk control measures described in Part 2.1, need to be familiar with the contents of Part 1.2.


The Contents of Health and Safety Risk Management 5th edition

  • List of figures vii
  • List of tables x
  • 1 Preliminaries 1
  • Part 1.1: Risk management – introduction 5
  • 2 Part 1.1 – overview 7
  • 3 Risk management – setting the scene 9
  • 4 Key elements of risk management 16
  • 5 Risk and opportunity assessment 23
  • 6 Risk control 36
  • 7 Safe systems of work 49
  • 8 Monitoring and measuring losses 58
  • 9 Identifying causes and patterns 73
  • 10 Monitoring and measuring conformity and achievement 101
  • 11 Other elements of occupational health and safety management
  • systems 110
  • 12 Communication and training 122
  • Part 1.2: Human factors – introduction 135
  • 13 Part 1.2 – common themes and overview 137
  • 14 The individual – sensory and perceptual processes 145
  • 15 The individual – psychology 175
  • 16 The human factors environment 192
  • Part 2.1: Risk management – advanced 213
  • 17 Part 2.1 – overview 215
  • 18 Management systems 217
  • 19 Measuring performance 242
  • 20 Advanced accident investigation and risk assessment 291
  • 21 Advanced risk control techniques 335
  • 22 Emergency planning 358
  • 23 Advanced audit and review 372
  • 24 Financial issues 400
  • Part 2.2: Human factors – advanced 413
  • 25 Part 2.2 – overview 415
  • 26 Individual differences 416
  • 27 Human error 436
  • 28 Perception and decision making 442
  • 29 External influences on human error 460
  • 30 Improving human reliability 480
  • Index 493

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