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Naked Safety
Exploring The Dynamics of Safety in a Fast-Changing World

ISBN 9780367669829
Published September 29, 2020 by Routledge
358 Pages

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Book Description

Workplace safety has never been seen as sexy, clever or cool.

Fraught with legislative hurdles, ambiguous policy and complex procedures, despite its alleged importance safety has lost its way. For many organisations safety is seen as burdensome and bureaucratic and has become little more than paperwork and performance charts: things done in fear of persecution – from the authorities, the media or the civil arena – rather than doing the right thing.

To change the game and build real risk literacy, it’s vital to make things easier, to strip things back to basics and think again about how we work. This is Naked Safety.

Encouraging the reader to step outside their comfort zone, this book demystifies workplace safety, challenging traditional views and catalysing critical thought and high-impact action.

With narratives on the central pillars of workplace safety including risk management; legal frameworks; performance; governance; leadership and culture, as well as perspectives on key issues that affect safety – and business – more broadly, such as worker wellbeing; employee engagement; the impact of globalisation; corporate social responsibility; sustainability and the role of the safety practitioner, Naked Safety features over 100 actions to bring about positive, sustainable organisational change.

This book is a useful, multi-purpose guide for professionals; an indispensable toolkit for practitioners, business leaders, and anyone with an interest in workplace risk and Occupational Safety and Health. Let’s get Naked!

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Stripping back. Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Globalisation. Chapter 3 The legal landscape. Chapter 4 Governance. Chapter 5 The reality of risk. Chapter 6 The value of safety. Part 2 - Getting down to business. Chapter 7 Corporate culture. Chapter 8 Change. Chapter 9 Safety culture. Chapter 10 Behaviour. Chapter 11 Leadership. Chapter 12 Leading with safety. Chapter 13 Engagement. Part 3 – Looking forward. Chapter 14 The safety practitioner. Chapter 15 Performance measurement. Chapter 16 Health, work and wellbeing. Chapter 17 Sustainability. Chapter 18 Corporate social responsibility. Chapter 19 The future of safety. Chapter 20 Creating safety

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Andrew Sharman teaches leadership and safety culture at the European Centre for Executive Development (CEDEP) in Fontainebleau, France, and consults to Fortune 500 corporations and non-governmental organisations around the world. He is the best-selling author of several books on leadership and safety culture.