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Security Management for Occupational Safety

1st Edition

By Michael Land

CRC Press

162 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Land, Michael

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety