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Safety Culture and High-Risk Environments

A Leadership Perspective, 1st Edition

By Cindy L. Caldwell

CRC Press

129 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2017-09-21
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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


About the Author

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.

About the Series

Sustainable Improvements in Environment Safety and Health

This new series is designed to provide information and guidance to individuals, companies, and institutions in a collation of books that will provide current information that can improve their processes, practices, and knowledge. Books in the series will consist of approximately 225 to 300 printed pages and is expected to sell for approximately $99.95 and above. Targeted books and committed authors so far are as follows: "Industrial Hygiene: A Practical Approach", Alston, "Leadership Models and Application", Milikin, "Developing and Maintaining an ISO compliant Risk Management Program", Drager, "Succession Planning in a Lean Environment", Piispanen, "The Legal Aspects of Environment Safety & Health", Drager

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety