1st Edition

Security Management for Occupational Safety

By Michael Land Copyright 2014
    174 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    174 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    How far would or should you go to feel secure? While everyone wants safety and security, the measures to achieve it are often viewed of as intrusive, unwanted, a hassle, and limiting to personal and professional freedoms. Yet, when an incident occurs, we can never have enough security. Security Management for Occupational Safety provides a framework through which occupational safety practitioners can critically examine their organizational environments and make them safer while assuming a best possible relationship between obtrusion and necessity.

    This book examines the diverse factors involved in occupational management—planning, people, budget, information, and preparedness—to present an accurately balanced picture of safety functions. It uses a critical thinking approach to interpreting data as a tool for providing more effective occupational safety management. The book discusses core security management competencies of planning, organizing, staffing, and leading while providing a process to critically analyze those functions. It stresses the benefits of using a methodical critical thinking process in building a comprehensive safety management system, addressing information security, cyber security, energy-sector security, chemical security, and general security management utilizing a critical thinking framework.

    The author doesn’t focus on how to secure, guard, or protect. While there are commonalities in many aspects of occupational risks and hazards, all are going to be unique. Instead, he guides you through each stage of critical thinking, emphasizing the ability to articulate the differing aspects of business and security management by reasoning through complex problems in the changing organizational landscape. The book not only provides fundamental concepts in security but it also creates informed, critical, and creative security managers who communicate effectively in their environment and make informed well-thought-out judgments to tailor a security program to fit a specific organization.

    Introduction to Occupational Safety Management
    Critical Thinking and Occupational Safety Management
    Core Competencies of Occupational Safety Management
    Building an Occupational Safety Management System
    Developing Policies and Procedures for Occupational Safety Management
    Staffing and Occupational Safety Management
    Enterprise Risk Management and Occupational Safety
    Occupational Safety Leadership
    Comprehensive Risk Assessment
    Computer & Information Security for Occupational Safety
    Cyber-Security for Occupational Safety
    Occupational Safety Investigations
    Safety & Security Management for the Energy Sector
    Safety & Security Management for Chemical Facility
    Contemporary Safety Management
    Appendix A: OSHA Recordkeeping
    Appendix B: OSHA: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
    Appendix C SECURITY dhs chemofinterest
    Appendix D: DEFINITIONS


    Land, Michael