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Creative Safety Solutions

2nd Edition

By Thomas D Schneid

CRC Press

216 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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Description

In today's rapidly changing workplace, safety and loss prevention professionals cannot always "go by the book" for the answers to new and unique problems and issues. When there is no tried-and-true solution to a problem, safety and loss prevention professionals must think outside of the box of conventional solutions and develop new and creative solutions. Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition stimulates creative thinking by identifying some of the new programs, new ideas, and new solutions being tried by other professionals in the field. By thinking outside of the box, the book will help you create new ways to improve the workplace.

New Chapters in the Second Edition:

  • It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety
  • Safety and Health Vision and Values
  • Safety and Health Profession
  • Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization
  • Human Resources and Safety and Health
  • Does Happy = Safe?
  • Circular Safety Management
  • Injecting Creativity into Training Activities
  • Combating Risk with Innovation
  • Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs
  • Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health
  • Achievement Is Addictive
  • Lost but Not Forgotten
  • Appendix: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

In this book, safety expert Thomas Schneid has assembled a number of creative solutions that have been tried and tested and have worked for many organizations. These are not all of the great ideas and solutions developed in the safety and loss prevention area—all of the ideas have not already been used. These ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, and the author challenges you to find new and better ways of doing your job within the safety and loss prevention function. These creative solutions to safety and loss prevention problems can help spur you to think about your activities and job duties and find new and creative ways of advancing the safety and loss prevention field.

Reviews

"… a thought provoking book which addresses the need for Safety Professionals to "think outside the box" and become both innovative and imaginative. … This second edition of Creative Safety Solutions provides additional chapters with explanations to assist the Safety Professional in meeting today's workplace safety demands."

—Joseph Cali, Chairperson, Safety Management Department, Slippery Rock University

Table of Contents

Introduction

Effective Selling of Safety and Health Programs

Creative Safety Equipment Purchases

Tapping Employee Creativity

Traditional "Things"

Involving the Family

Involving the Community

Establishing and Using Your Network

Joint Ventures to Reduce Costs

Grants, Contracts, Tax Credits, and Deductions

Utilizing Free Services

Using Internet Resources

Tapping Other Resources

Creative Safety Communication Ideas

Acquiring University and Student Services

Looking Outside the Safety Arena

Creative Solutions to Difficult Problems

Creative Safety Programs

New! It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety

New! Safety and Health Vision and Values

New! Safety and Health Profession

New! Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization

New! Human Resources and Safety and Health

New! Does Happy = Safe?

New! Circular Safety Management

New! Injecting Creativity into Training Activities

New! Combating Risk with Innovation

New! Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs

New! Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health

New! Achievement Is Addictive

New! Lost but Not Forgotten

New! Back to Basics

Appendix A: Potential Sources of Assistance through Local Colleges and Universities

Appendix B: Employee Workplace Rights

Appendix C:Targeted Hazard Identification System

Appendix D: Sample Action Plan

Appendix E: Sample Safety Audit Assessment

New! Appendix F: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

About the Author

Thomas D. Schneid is the Department of Safety & Security and interim director of the graduate program and a tenured professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management in the college of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. In his 25 years at EKU, Tom has served in many capacities including Chair of the Department of Safety and Security, interim chair for SSEM Graduate Studies and Research; graduate program director for the online and on campus Master of Science degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Coordinator of the Fire and Safety Engineering program; and SSEM Career and Cooperative Education Coordinator.

Tom has worked in the safety and human resource fields for over 30 years at various levels including corporate safety director and industrial relations director. In Tom’s legal practice, he has represented numerous corporations in OSHA and labor related litigations throughout the United States. Tom has earned a B.S. in education, M.S. and CAS in safety as well as his Juris Doctor (J.D. in law) from West Virginia University and LL.M. (Graduate Law) from the University of San Diego. Tom is a member of the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and a number of federal districts as well as the Kentucky and West Virginia Bar.

Tom has authored and/or co-authored numerous texts on including Corporate Safety Compliance: Law, OSHA and Ethics (2008); Americans With Disabilities Act: A Compliance Guide (1994); ADA: A Manager’s Guide (1993); Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (2010); Fire and Emergency Law Casebook (1996); Creative Safety Solutions (1998); Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace (1999); Legal Liabilities in Emergency Management (2001) and Fire Law (1995). Tom has also co-authored several texts including Food Safety Law (1997), Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (1997), Physical Hazards in the Workplace (2001) and Disaster Management and Preparedness (2000) as well as over 100 articles on safety and legal topics. Tom recently completed work on a new text titled "Labor and Employment Issues for Safety Professionals" and is currently working on a text on legal issues in safety and security.

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety