Human Factors and Behavioural Safety

Human Factors and Behavioural Safety

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Accidents and cases of occupational ill-health are commonly associated with aspects of human behaviour and the potential for human error. Human Factors and Behavioural Safety is not written for psychologists, but instead gives health and safety professionals and students a broad overview of human factors and those aspects of human behaviour which have a direct effect on health and safety performance within organisations. Particular attention is paid to: * the role of the organisation in promoting safe behaviour * the sensory and perceptual processes of people * behavioural factors, such as attitude, motivation and personality * the process of attitude change * theories of personal risk taking and accident * the importance of good communication, change management and stress management * Covers the general principles of these inter-related subjects in one affordable volume * Written for a wide variety of vocational and academic health and safety courses as well as health and safety professionals, safety representatives, HR managers, management consultants, directors and senior managers * Includes checklists, key point summaries, a glossary and further reading recommendationsAny associated countermeasures are, therefore, directed at reducing unwanted variability in human behaviour, such as the use of safety posters, reminding people to do things in a particular safe way, such as correct manual handlinganbsp;...

Title:Human Factors and Behavioural Safety
Author:Jeremy W. Stranks
Publisher:Routledge - 2007


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