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1st Edition

Safety Culture and High-Risk Environments
A Leadership Perspective

ISBN 9781138035065
Published September 21, 2017 by CRC Press
143 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides leaders in high risk industries a better understanding of how their values and behaviors can influence the organization's safety culture and improve its capacity to bounce back from failure. Examples are illustrated through case studies and practical tools are provided to evaluate and improve an organization's culture by improving leadership capability. This unique book integrates the areas of safety culture and high reliability from the perspective of leadership in a work team environment. Readers of the book will get a fresh perspective on safety culture and reliability that can be translated into practical steps for improving their organization through its leadership.

Table of Contents



Section I

Chapter 1 Understanding Organizational Factors in High-Risk Environments

Chapter 2 Review of the Literature

Chapter 3 Case Study Exploring Leadership, Work Team Engagement, and Safety Performance in a High-Risk Work Environment

Section II

Chapter 4 Creating the Capacity for Organizational Resilience

Chapter 5 Toolkit for Assessing and Monitoring Leadership and Safety Culture


Appendix: Example Assessment of Leadership and Safety Culture at a Chemical Facility


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Cindy L. Caldwell is currently a senior technical advisor for Environmental, Health, and Safety at a DOE National Laboratory. Her work includes understanding and evaluating operational culture, organizational reliability and risk management. Ms. Caldwell is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, has a BS in Bacteriology, an MS in Radiological Science and a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems.