Working Safe: How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Working Safe

How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By E. Scott Geller

CRC Press

328 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781566705646
pub: 2001-05-25
Hardback: 9781138430945
pub: 2017-07-27
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315273983
pub: 2017-07-12
from $37.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety