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Occupational Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Edited by E. Kevin Kelloway, Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, Canada and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Small and medium sized enterprises constitute the vast majority of businesses in most developed economies. Although a large number of people are employed in such organizations, research and practice in occupational health and safety has largely ignored the unique challenges of this sector. In this highly relevant book, international experts in the field summarize existing knowledge and identify the best practices for enhancing occupational health and safety in small and medium sized enterprises. The authors specifically identify solutions that are appropriate for small businesses.
Extent: 208 pp
Hardback Price: $123.00 Web: $110.70
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 84844 669 4
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational and Occupational Psychology
Small and medium sized enterprises constitute the vast majority of businesses in most developed economies. Although a large number of people are employed in such organizations, research and practice in occupational health and safety has largely ignored the unique challenges of this sector. In this highly relevant book, international experts in the field summarize existing knowledge and identify the best practices for enhancing occupational health and safety in small and medium sized enterprises. The authors specifically identify solutions that are appropriate for small businesses.

Covering a full range of topics from traditional safety to psychosocial health, this insightful book will appeal to multidisciplinary audience, including researchers and graduate students in occupational health psychology; academics in the area of small business; practicing occupational health psychologists; as well as small business owners.
‘The editors say that their book demonstrates a clear need for low cost, low tech, non-resource demanding OS&H interventions that could readily be deployed in a small business setting. It certainly does this and the clarity with which the book is written and set out should encourage a wide range of readers to consider the issues raised.’
– The RoSPA Occupational Safety and Health Journal

‘A compact yet appealing volume that is well targeted, superbly written and edited, and a valuable addition to your library.’
– Lorenzo Visentin, The Logia Partnership Limited
Contributors: J. Barling, P. Brough, P.Y. Chen, S. Clarke, C.L. Cooper, A. Day, A.M. Dionisi, M. Fleming, J. Haar, S. Johnson, E.K. Kelloway, M.P. O’Driscoll, N. Scott, L. Stallones, M. Teed
Contents:

1. Introduction: Occupational Health and Safety in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
E. Kevin Kelloway and Cary L. Cooper

2. Obstacles, Challenges and Potential Solutions
Sharon Clarke

3. Beyond Hard Hats and Harnesses: How Small Construction Companies Manage Safety Effectively
Mark Fleming and Natasha Scott

4. Workplace Violence in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
E. Kevin Kelloway and Michael Teed

5. Hidden Occupational Fatalities in the Agricultural Industry
Peter Y. Chen and Lorann Stallones

6. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Health, Well-being, Stress and Stress Management
Sheena Johnson

7. The Work–family Nexus and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises: Implications for Worker Well-being
Michael P. O’Driscoll, Paula Brough and Jarrod Haar

8. Sexual Harassment: A Big Issue for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises?
Angela M. Dionisi and Julian Barling

9. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises as Healthy Workplaces
Arla Day

Index