Work and workplaces vary a lot around the world and so is the focus and competence of and on safety and health. In this book authors from all five continents give their ideas and their own experience to achieve a culture of prevention. While in African and Central Asian countries the socio-economic conditions are desolate, most industrialized countries around the world are in a transformation guided by globalization, digitalization and immigration. Authors address all these aspects, both theoretically as from a very practical point of view.
Paul Swuste, Delft University of Technology
Safety and Health Competence
A Guide for Cultures of Prevention
Global and technological transformation is changing work and learning. A broader understanding of prevention and cultural change associated with it is putting new demands on companies and their employees. People and organizations need suitable competences to deal with this transformation. They need to be empowered to shape decent living and working conditions. This book is written in the context of work and health. The use of a social-constructive and a context sensitive approach to competence in occupational safety and health is new and forms a theoretical basis for putting into place the necessary learning processes for cultural transformation in companies and educational institutions.
Work and workplaces vary a lot around the world and so is the focus and competence of and on safety and health. In this book authors from all five continents give their ideas and their own experience to achieve a culture of prevention. While in African and Central Asian countries the socio-economic conditions are desolate, most industrialised countries around the world are in a transformation guided by globalisation, digitalisation and immigration. Authors address all these aspects, both theoretically as from a very practical point of view.
Paul Swuste, Delft University of Technology
Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Competence – ‘Idle Talk’? Chapter 3. Developing Competence at Work. Chapter 4. Competence Management. Chapter 5. Management of Competencies - Between the Competent Taylor and Self-Organization. Chapter 6. Self-Assessment of Informal Competences: The ‘Profile Pass’ for Refugees. Chapter 7. The Cultural Turn in Occupational Safety and Health. Chapter 8. Competence Development as a Social Relationship: Cultural Fundamentals of Prevention in Vocational Training. Chapter 9. Management and Leadership at Supervisor Level: The Black Hat Program.Chapter 10. People Oriented Teaching Intervention for Tea Plantation Workers in Assam: An Intervention Study. Chapter 11. Workers in a Virtual Work Environment: Safety Learning as Experience 4.0. Chapter 12. Factors Influencing the Change from Trainer to Learning Facilitator: A Mixed Methods Study. Chapter 13. Head Teachers: How a Good Healthy School Becomes a Reality. Chapter 14. Competence Compass: An Overview of Existing Competence Frameworks and Competence Standards in Occupational Safety and Health.
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.