Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies
Workplace Safety: A Guide For Small & Mid-Sized Companies, by Dan Hopwood and Steve Thompson, uses a straight-forward approach to creating the basic elements of a successful safety program. This book will provide updated information and real world examples illustrating how to prevent as well as confront the common health and safety issues that arise in the workplace. It includes information on core OSHA regulatory requirements, safety needs assessment, workers' compensation and insurance, disaster and emergency planning, ergonomics, risk management and loss prevention, injury management, incident investigation, workplace security, best practices, and workplace safety culture formation.
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Introduction What Is Workplace Safety?
Workplace Safety Management is Strategic and Tactical
Management at its Best
Understanding Two Basic Definitions
Workplace Safety Programs and Their Purpose
Whos Responsible for Workplace Safety Programs?
The Two Most Critical Ones
Challenges for Those Practicing Safety
Critical Safety Considerations Focusing Workplace Safety Efforts
Safety and Special Hazards
Specific Hazards Review
Integrating Advanced Topics
Emergencies and Related Planning and Response
Moral and Ethical Considerations in Workplace Safety
Taking Stock of Where You Are A Needs Assessment
Why Workplace Safety Programs?
Creating an Effective Workplace Safety Program
Safety as a Company Value
Management Commitment and Responsibility
Hazard Recognition and Resolution
Training and Education
Workers Compensation and Insurance
Insurance Agents and Brokers
One Alternative to Workers Compensation
Beyond Workers Compensation
Greatest Lessons Learned in Achieving Safety Success
12 Greatest Lessons Learned about Achieving Safety Success
Selected References and Resources
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