Management of Occupational Health and Safety, 8th Edition
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The eighth edition of Management of Occupational Health and Safety is the bestselling text for the Health and Safety course in the Human Resources program. This text is meant to give the reader a solid understanding of health and safety issues, legislation, and systems to create an effective occupational health and safety program in the workforce. Throughout the text, students are provided with current examples, clear definitions of technical terms, and specific links to valuable online resources. The eighth edition retains several features found in previous editions, including opening vignettes, Discussion Questions, Exercises, OH&S in Action, and Case Studies. Management of Occupational Health and Safety, as part of The Nelson Series in Human Resources Management, is the best source in Canada for consistent, reliable, valid, and current knowledge about HRM practices.
- *NEW* All statistics and sources/citations updated throughout the book to reflect modern practices and concepts.
- *NEW* Many of the opening vignettes are new or revised, to provide more relevant and relatable content to the reader.
- *NEW* New cumulative assignment, Well-Mart, appears in the End of Chapter material as an effective and practical case.
- *NEW* End-of-chapter applications, "Using the Internet" and "Exercises", combined under one heading and updated in this edition.
- Exercises allow students to work with the concepts from the chapter and see how they are applied in real-world situations.
- Opening vignettes – Each vignette tells the story of a health and safety challenge that is of relevance to the material covered in the chapter. Many of the vignettes feature Canadians from a variety of organizations across the country.
- OH&S Notebook – the text emphasizes the necessity of stratifying both professional and legal requirements for developing an effective occupational health and safety program and offers guidelines on how this can be accomplished.
- OH&S Today – Examples drawn from current events reported in the media pertinent to the content of each chapter.
- "Using the internet" exercises provide students with the opportunity to explore relevant Web resources.
Table of Contents
- Brief Contents
- About the Series
- About the Authors
- Part 1: Introduction and Overview
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Legislative Framework
- Chapter 3: Workers? Compensation
- Part 2: Hazards and Agents
- Chapter 4: Hazards, Risk, and Control
- Chapter 5: Physical Agents
- Chapter 6: Biological and Chemical Agents
- Chapter 7: Psychosocial Hazards
- Chapter 8: Workplace Violence, Aggression, and Harassment
- Part 3: Interventions
- Chapter 9: Training
- Chapter 10: Motivation and Safety Management Systems
- Chapter 11: Emergency Planning
- Chapter 12: Incident Investigation
- Chapter 13: Disability Management and Return to Work
- Chapter 14: Workplace Wellness: Work?Family and Health Promotion Programs