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Safety Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

1st Edition

Edited by George Boustras, Frank W. Guldenmund

CRC Press

222 pages

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Description

Safety is an important aspect of everyday business operations. It can have an impact on the operations of an enterprise as well as the wellbeing of the workers. Literature shows that SMEs face extra problems in this area due to limited resources and lack of knowledge. A potential accident on the premises, in many cases, has devastating consequences. SMEs make up the vast majority of private companies in the EU and beyond. Despite the importance of the issue, the information found in literature is scattered and often not aimed at SMEs. This book aims to gather the latest information and become the full reference point for designing and adopting an appropriate safety strategy for SMEs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

GEORGE BOUSTRAS AND FRANK W. GULDENMUND

Chapter 2 Risk Assessment: Getting the ‘Big Picture’

MATILDE A. RODRIGUES, PEDRO AREZES

AND CELINA PINTO LEÃO

Chapter 3 Safety Management

GEORGE BOUSTRAS, ATHANASIOS

HADJIMANOLIS AND CLEO VARIANOU-MIKELLIDOU

Chapter 4 Safety Performance in an SME

Environment

ANCA MUTU, FRANK W. GULDENMUND AND

PIETER VAN GELDER

Chapter 5 Safety Climate of Small-to-Medium

Enterprises

STEPHANIE C. PAYNE, MINDY E. BERGMAN,

NATHANAEL L. KEISER AND XIAOHONG XU

Chapter 6 Competences for a Culture

of Prevention: Conditions for Learning

and Change in SMEs

ULRIKE BOLLMANN

Chapter 7 Micro-SME s: A Special Case

ATHANASIOS HADJIMANOLIS AND GEORGE

BOUSTRAS

Chapter 8 Monitoring and Modifying a Safety

Management System

FRANK W. GULDENMUND AND MERLIJN MIKKERS

Chapter 9 Risk Communication in SMEs

NICHOLAS PARIS AND JAN GUTTELING

About the Editors

George Boustras is a PhD in Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London. George had been appointed as Honorary Research Fellow at CPSE at Imperial College London, and he was KTP Research Fellow at FSEG at the University of Greenwich. George is currently an Associate Professor at European University Cyprus, Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration. George is the Director of the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) of EUC. He is Representative of the Republic of Cyprus in the Socio-Economic Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). He sits at the Management Committee of Secure Societies - Protecting Freedom and security of Europe and its citizens of "HORIZON 2020". He was recently appointed by the President of the Republic in the Energy Strategy Council of the Republic of Cyprus. George is Associate Editor of Safety Science (Elsevier) and Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (Springer).

Frank Guldenmund studied psychology at Leiden University and majored (with distinction) in both cognitive psychology and methods & statistics. In February 1992 he joined the Safety Science Group at Delft University of Technology (DUT), primarily as a methodologist but later became a full staff member, joining in the research and educational tasks of the Group. His research gradually became focused on modelling and assessing (the quality of) safety management systems. Within this context his interest was raised in the topic of safety culture, which he has been pondering since the middle 90s. In January 2010 he defended (with distinction) his PhD thesis ‘Understanding and exploring safety culture’ at DUT. He has been providing trainings and presentations on safety culture both nationally and internationally for many years. In this capacity he operates as trainer for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in their safety culture self-assessment program.

About the Series

The Interface of Safety and Security

More and more security related issues are occurring, either on a large scale (Paris, Brussels, Nice, etc.), or in a smaller scale (various knife attacks in Israel, lone wolves, etc.). Radicalization, Cyber-attacks, CBRN (e.g. dirty bombs) create a complex security environment. At the same time, safety related issues are highly affected by the ongoing economic slowdown and it's byproducts (increased occupational psychosocial issues based on the latest EU OSHA ESENER results). Safety in the work environment, safety systems, and competent authorities are the first victims of austerity and the financial crisis. It is obvious from the above, that a new set of social conditions that affect the workplace and the employee, conditions that are more complex and dynamic than before, and a new set of conditions that brings closer safety and security and creates a new narrative. The aim of this new book series is to provide the scientific and professional communities with a series of professional, reference, textbooks, and handbooks that will feed this need. Areas that will be affected and that also illustrate potential new books in the series, are safety management, safety communication, human factors, emerging threats stemming from security, critical infrastructure protection, risk assessment, management, communication, etc.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control