Health and Safety - Risk Management

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Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fourth edition integrates new developments in legislation, standards and practice, and incorporates up-to-date information for qualification syllabuses.

The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 is primarily concerned with the fundamentals of risk management and is relevant for all students of health and safety, while Part 1.2 covers the basic human factors material required for health and safety qualifications. Part 2.1 deals with the more advanced aspects of risk management, while Part 2.2 covers the more advanced human factors material required by those studying for qualifications in health and safety.

This authoritative treatment of risk management is essential reading for both students working towards degrees, diplomas and postgraduate or vocational qualifications in health and safety, and experienced health and safety professionals, who will find it invaluable as a reference.

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The assessment and management of risk is a challenging part of today's dynamic business world. Widely recognised as the most readable text on the subject, 'Health and safety: risk management' is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to meet that challenge. Written by health and safety and research and development specialist Dr Tony Boyle, this reader-friendly textbook provides an authoritative presentation of risk management, simplifying risk assessment and control, accident investigation and emergency planning. It clarifies Health and Safety Executive guidance on competence, and is wholly integrated with ISO 9000: 2000, incorporating OHSAS 18001 references and the International Labour Office OHS&S system. Written in an accessible, uncomplicated style it explains complex topics with clear examples, tables and end of chapter summaries, providing an invaluable, up-to-date risk terminology 'glossary'. 'Health and safety: risk management' is essential reading for health and safety advisers, general managers, NEBOSH Diploma students, health and safety degree or diploma students, health and safety post-graduate students, and those studying for a VQ in occupational health and safety practice

About the Author:

Tony Boyle began his career with the National Institute of Industrial Psychology in 1968. He has held various occupational safety and occupational psychology research and lecturing posts. Until 1998 he was chairman of the health and safety consultancy Hastam. He remains a non-executive director of the company. With a master’s degree in computer expert systems, he has developed several computer programs for use in health and safety and environmental management. He has also produced audit and evaluation systems for a number of organisations. He has also carried out expert witness work, including work on high-profile cases such as the Buncefield explosion and the Potters Bar derailment.

Tony has published over 50 papers, articles and chapters on accident causation, statistics in accident analysis, computer applications and human factors aspects of safety. He is a frequent contributor to the Hastam blog at hastam.co.uk. He is a chartered fellow of IOSH, a chartered psychologist, a registered occupational psychologist and a certified risk professional.

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