1st Edition

Human Factors and Behavioural Safety

ISBN 9780750681551
Published May 14, 2007 by Routledge
504 Pages

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Book Description

Accidents and cases of occupational ill-health are commonly associated with aspects of human behaviour and the potential for human error. Human Factors and Behavioural Safety is not written for psychologists, but instead gives health and safety professionals and students a broad overview of human factors and those aspects of human behaviour which have a direct effect on health and safety performance within organisations.

Particular attention is paid to:
* the role of the organisation in promoting safe behaviour
* the sensory and perceptual processes of people
* behavioural factors, such as attitude, motivation and personality
* the process of attitude change
* theories of personal risk taking and accident * the importance of good communication, change management and stress management

Table of Contents

1. Human behaviour and safety
2. Human sensory and perceptual processes
3. Organizations and groups
4. People factors
5. Perception of risk and human error
6. Organizational control and human reliability
7. Improving human reliability
8. Ergonomic principles
9. Ergonomics and human reliability
10. Principles of communication
11. Verbal and nonverbal communication
12. Written communication
13. Interpersonal skills
14. Systematic training
15. Presentation skills
16. Health and safety culture
17. Change and change management
18. Stress and stress management
19. The behavioural safety approach
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"This outstanding volume is a must for all who are seriously concerned with the essential factors for accident prevention and maintaining health and safety at work ..."
The RoSPA Safety & Health Journal, October 2007

"[Jeremy Stranks] breaks new ground with this book. [...] It is a book to be read carefully, reflected upon and kept for reference purposes."
Health and Safety Review, July/August 2007