Developing an Effective Safety Culture by James Roughton
A Leadership Approach

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Developing an Effective Safety Culture implements a simple philosophy, namely that working safely is a cultural issue. An effective safety culture will eventually lead to the desired goal of zero incidents in the work place, and this book will provide an understanding of what is needed to reach this goal. The authors present reference material for all phases of building a safety management system and ultimately developing a safety program that fits the culture.

This volume offers the most comprehensive approach to developing an effective safety culture. Information is easily accessible as the authors move first through, understanding the cost of incidents, then to perspectives and descriptions of management systems, principal management leadership traits, establishing and evaluating goals and objectives, providing visible leadership, and assigning required responsibilities. In addition, you are given the means to systematically identifying hazards and develop your own hazard inventory and control system.

Further information on OSHA requirements for training, behavior-based safety processes, and the development of a job hazard analysis for each task is available as well. Valuable case studies, from the authors' own experience in the industry, are used throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented.

* Provides the tools to rebuild or enhance a desired safety culture
* Allows you to identify a program that will fit your specific application
* Examines different philosophies in relation to safety culture development

About James Roughton

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James is a safety professional and is an active member of the Project Safe Georgia Safety Advisory Board of the Georgia Department of Labor, past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Georgia Chapter; Past Chair for the Gwinnett Safety Professionals Association and has been adjunct instructor for the Occupational Health and Safety Technology Program at Lanier Tech and an adjunct instructor at Georgia Tech. He has received management awards for his efforts and was named the ASSE Georgia Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) 1998-1999 and Project Safe Georgia Safety Professional, 2008. Nathan is an independent consultant whose professional history encompasses a full range of risk control program design, development, implementation and evaluation. He has provided expertise to a broad array of clients that include public entities, associations, and general industry. He is a member of the Safety Advisory Board of the Georgia Department of Labor involved in the planning of its annual Environmental Health and Safety Conference. He was awarded the National Safety Council’s “Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 2001 and served on the National Safety Council Board of Directors in 1993 to 1995; was a Vice President, with a major risk management and insurance brokerage for over 20 years. He has been a speaker at various risk and safety conferences throughout his career.
Published March 25, 2002 by Butterworth-Heinemann. 384 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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