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Management of Occupational Health and Safety, 8th Edition

By Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis, Bernadette Gatien
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ISBN-10: 0176893016
ISBN-13: 9780176893019
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 8th

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
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 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
  • Glossary
  • Index

Author Information

Kevin Kelloway

Dr. Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology and a Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. He was the founding director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and a founding principal of the Centre for Leadership Excellence. Dr. Kelloway is a prolific researcher, having published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. His research interests include occupational health psychology, leadership, the development and measurement of work attitudes and values, unionization, and innovation in organizations. He is co-author of The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (Oxford University Press), Using Flexible Work Arrangements to Combat Job Stress (Wiley), and Management of Occupational Health and Safety (Nelson), and the author of Using LISREL for Structural Equation Modeling: A Researcher's Guide (Sage). With Dr. Julian Barling (Queen's University), he edited the book series Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology (Sage) and has co-edited Young Workers: Varieties of Experience (APA). He also co-edited Handbook of Work Stress and Handbook of Workplace Violence (both Sage) as well as Occupational Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Elgar). Dr. Kelloway frequently reviews for academic journals or conferences and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Canadian Psychology. He is Associate Editor of Work & Stress and a section editor for Stress & Health. Dr. Kelloway also maintains an active practice consulting with private- and public-sector organizations on issues related to leadership, and occupational health psychology.

Lori Francis

Lori Francis holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Guelph. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Francis has broad research interests in occupational health psychology, including work stress, workplace aggression and violence, health-related interventions in the workplace and organizational justice. Her Ph.D. dissertation on organizational injustice as a workplace stressor was awarded the International Alliance of Human Resources Researchers best doctoral dissertation award. She is a member of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Francis also has an extensive consulting record, having worked with government, military, and private industry.

Bernadette Gatien

Bernadette Gatien holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in industrial organizational psychology from Saint Mary's University. Her research interests include safety culture and climate assessment, safety culture improvement, safety training and development, and the impact of leader behaviours on employee safety behaviours. Dr. Gatien has conducted applied research with various organizations in both the public sector and private industry. In addition to teaching in Saint Mary's departments of psychology and management, she continues to provide consulting services to organizations in need of safety-related organizational development.