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Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Individual, Work and Organizational Factors Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Astrid M. Richardsen, Emerita Professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses.
Extent: c 352 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: October 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 808 8
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
The ILO estimates that around 2.3 million workers die annually as a result of occupational accidents and diseases. A further one million workers suffer workplace accidents every day. Alongside the human impact, these accidents cost an estimated 4 per cent of GDP in the US, equating to 2.8 trillion US dollars. This book considers occupational health and safety, and the ways in which it can be increased to both improve working conditions and reduce the material costs of accidents.

Bringing together leading academics in the field, and presenting original research from both the private and public sectors, Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved.

This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses. Its insights will also be of interest for organizational administrators responsible for workplace accidents and injuries at various levels, and for government employees with an interest in occupational health and safety.
‘Burke and Richardson have successfully brought together a diverse group of experts to provide an international and comprehensive assessment of today’s occupational health and safety challenges – and the best evidence-based solutions. This book is recommended reading for OHS researchers as well as any manager or professional committed to improving worker well-being.'
– Graham Lowe, Workplace Consultant and Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada

‘Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces encompasses a comprehensive and holistic vision of health and safety. From its stellar line-up of OHS experts to its coverage of current topics that are affecting workers in a variety of industries, this book is a must-read not only for OHS researchers and practitioners . . . but also for anyone interested in working in a safe and healthy job.’
– Arla Day, Saint Marys University, Canada
Contributors include: Ç. Agnew, C. Austin, A. Becker, E.L. Bettac, G. Bjaalid, C. Bofinger, R.J. Burke, S. Clarke, D. Cliff, D.M. DeJoy, M.F. Dollard, V. Duraisingam, M.-A. Dyal, R. Flin, L. Frühen, J. Grzywacz, D.B. Gulseren, O. Hamlet, A. Irwin, M.T. Jensen, S. Kaiser, E.K. Kelloway, D. Lim, H. Lingard, J.S. Luque, J. MacGregor, B. MacQuarrie, K.L. McMahon, M. Martinussen, A. Mikkelsen, L.S. Newman, V. O’Keeffe, E. Olsen, L. Olszowy, L.S. Park, K. Pidd, S. Pignata, T. Pooley, T.M. Probst, A.M. Richardsen, A. Roche, M.D. Saxton, N. Schwatka, K. Scott, T.D. Smith, P.M. Stinson, Sr., L. Tenney, T. Thibault, N. Wathen, L.-Q. Yang


Contents:

Part I. Introduction
1. Increasing occupational health and safety in workplaces: Why it matters
Ronald J. Burke

2. Accident underreporting in the workplace
Tahira M. Probst, Erica L. Bettac and Christopher Austin

3. Stress, human errors and accidents
Astrid M. Richardsen, Monica Martinussen and Sabine Kaiser

Part II. Workplace Health and Safety Factors
4. Drug use and workplace safety: Issues and good practice responses
Ken Pidd, Ann Roche and Vinita Duraisingam

5. Understanding domestic violence as a workplace problem
Barb MacQuarrie, Katreena Scott, Danielle Lim, Laura Olszowy, Michael D. Saxton, Jen MacGregor and Nadine Wathen

6. Job resources and outcomes in the process of bullying: A study in a Norwegian healthcare setting
Espen Olsen, Maria Therese Jensen, Gunhild Bjaalid, and Aslaug Mikkelsen

7. Safety, health and climate: Taking the temperature on nurses’ work health and safety.
Valerie O’Keeffe

8. Antecedents of aggression in nursing: A review
Katharine McMahon, Lauren S. Park, and Liu-Qin Yang

Part IV: High-risk Occupations
10. Pesticide Exposure and the Health Effects among Latino and other Farmworkers
Joseph G. Grzywacz, John S. Luque and Alan Becker

11. Occupational health and safety in the mining Sector
Carmel Bofinger and David Cliff

12. Occupational health and safety in the construction sector
Helen Lingard

13. The case for psychosocial safety climate to be recognised in mining disaster investigations.
Tony Pooley, Silvia Pignata and Maureen F. Dollard

14. Aggressive and Criminal Behavior of Police Officers
Philip Matthew Stinson, Sr.

15. Workplace stress and firefighter health and safety
Todd D. Smith, Mari-Amanda Dyal, and David M. DeJoy

Part IV: Building Safety Climates, Promoting Worker Health and Changing Workplace Cultures
16. Types of safety cultures and best practice suggestions
Sharon Clarke

17. The role of safety culture and safety leadership on safety related outcomes
Çakıl Agnew and Laura Frühen

18. The benefits of transformational leadership and transformational leadership training on health and safety outcomes
Tabatha Thibault, Duygu Biricik Gulseren, and E. Kevin Kelloway

19. Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Non-Technical Skills
Rhona Flin, Amy Irwin and Oliver Hamlet

19. Health Protection and Health Promotion in Small Business
Natalie V. Schwatka, Liliana Tenney, and Lee S. Newman

Index