2nd Edition

Working Safe How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety, Second Edition

By E. Scott Geller Copyright 2001
    328 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    328 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Written by world-renowned health and safety researcher E. Scott Geller, Working Safe: How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety, Second Edition presents science-based and practical approaches to improving attitudes and behavior for achieving an injury-free work environment. This book teaches proactive applications of behavior-based psychology for improving health and safety. Relevant theory and principles are clearly explained and practical step-by-step procedures are detailed. Dr. Geller's anecdotal and non-academic writing style makes the book fun and easy to read.

    This research-based text is completely updated and expanded from the 1996 edition. It includes three new chapters: one on behavioral safety analysis, another on intervening with supportive conversation, and the third on how to promote high performance teamwork. Thus, this second edition continues to provide the practical advice safety leaders rely on.

    Working Safe: How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety supplies the research and theory needed to customize effective behavior-based procedures and tools in your workplace. The information and examples provide health and safety professionals with behavioral science methods capable of enhancing safety awareness, reducing at-risk behavior, and facilitating ongoing participation in safety-related activities.

    Orientation and Alignment
    Choosing the Right Approach
    Starting with Theory
    Paradigm Shifts for Total Safety
    Human Barriers to Safety
    The Complexity of People
    Sensation, Perception, and Perceived Risk
    Stress vs. Distress
    Behavior-Based Psychology
    Basic Principles
    Identifying Critical Behaviors
    Behavioral Safety Analysis
    Behavior-Based Intervention
    Intervening with Activators
    Intervening with Consequences
    Intervening as a Behavior-Change Agent
    Intervening with Supportive Conversation
    Actively Caring for Safety
    Understanding Actively Caring
    The Person-Based Approach to Actively Caring
    Increasing Actively Caring Behaviors
    Putting It All Together
    Promoting High-Performance Teamwork
    Evaluating for Continuous Improvement
    Obtaining and Maintaining Involvement
    Reviewing the Principles


    E. Scott Geller

    "Dr. Geller teaches us that safety is really in our own hands for ourselves and those around us."
    -Morris E. Chafetz, MD, 1995 Inductee into the Health and Safety Hall of Fame International

    "This book is absolutely extraordinary. It is extremely well written, accurate, and factual. I highly recommend it for both the safety professional and the general business community."
    -John G. Cope, Ph.D., Professor, East Carolina University