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Approximately 100 pages
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Organizational Safety Management: Strategies and Implementation
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When it comes to occupational health and safety, the role of the employer is to establish and maintain appropriate standards and controls and provide a safe work environment. However, organizations frequently fail to understand the legal, ethical and operational aspects of safety management and how to go about managing safety from a strategic perspective. It is important to be able to take that strategy and tactically implement it, while promoting and maintaining a safety culture throughout the organization. While much of occupational health and safety relates to legal and regulatory requirements – or is quite technical in nature – human resources practitioners and senior business leaders require a strategic and best practice approach to the subject written in plain language from an organizational perspective.

Organizational Safety Management: Strategies and Implementation is ultimately about the development and maintenance of a safety management program and a health and safety strategy for organizations. It is also about the development and promotion of a safety culture. The book illustrates some of the basic concepts of occupational health and safety that will allow organizations to fulfill their obligations, as well as those of their employees. The information is intended to provide guidance to senior managers, occupational health and safety specialists, HR professionals and line managers with respect to organizational health and safety management programs and the steps required to develop and improve safety performance.

This book examines the management of occupational health and safety programs on both strategic and operational levels. This includes the management of an organization's health and safety agenda, increasing awareness of health and safety issues and helping to promote a culture of safety throughout the organization. The book covers organizational elements, managed systems, the internal responsibility system (IRS), risk management, situational awareness, safe work planning, the role of occupational health and safety committees, the establishment of safety programs, effective communications and how to conduct health and safety audits and investigations. It is unique in its coverage of situational awareness and managed systems – two concepts that are not covered in many books on the topic of occupational health and safety.

About the Author
Guy Chenard is a safety professional with 28 years of experience in the electrical utilities industry. Guy's knowledge of the internal responsibility management systems has been instrumental in influencing changes both within the line and in Joint Health and Safety Committees. Guy is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) and a Professional Member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. He has presented several of his findings and recommendations to his peers at national and regional safety conferences and has published a series of articles in a number of Canadian magazines. Guy was the recipient of the 2010 Publications Award from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). The award was given in recognition of his authorship of an outstanding article entitled "Supervisor Worker Rapport Key to IRS Success" published in the October 13, 2009 edition of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine. He is still active in the field of safety and is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Canadian Occupational Safety.
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