For Management and Economic courses with Risk and Strategic Management modules. This book places the theory and practice of occupational health and safety firmly within a strategic business context by making health & safety an equal partner to other strategic business risks.
The authors' innovative approach offers a uniquely coherent text in which the essential principles of business risk management are applied to the management of health & safety in order to develop best practice approaches. The authors examine the subject within a global context so are not constrained by local legislation.
The first part introduces principles and concepts of risk and the management of risk relevant to a range of organisations and their stakeholders. Crucially and uniquely, it addresses the importance of economic and cost-benefit considerations in risk decision-making.
Part Two focuses on best practice techniques in health & safety management drawing on international research. It analyses contributions of training, effective performance measurement, techniques of auditing and benchmarking and the development and measurement of organisational safety cultures.