Health and Safety: Risk Management

Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fifth edition takes into account new developments in legislation, standards and good practice. ISO 45001, the international health and safety management system standard, is given comprehensive treatment, and the latest ISO 9004 and ISO 19011 have also been addressed. The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 begins with a basic introduction to the techniques of health and safety risk management and continues with a description of ISO 45001. Part 1.2 covers basic human factors including how the sense organs work and the psychology of the individual. Part 2.1 deals with more advanced techniques of risk management including advanced incident investigation, audit and risk assessment, and Part 2.2 covers a range of advanced human factors topics including human error and decision making.

Book contents:

  1. Preliminaries

  2. Overview

  3. Risk management – setting the scene

  4. Key elements of risk management

  5. Risk and opportunity assessment

  6. Risk control

  7. Safe systems of work

  8. Monitoring and measuring losses

  9. Identifying causes and patterns

  10. Monitoring and measuring conformity and achievement

  11. Other elements of occupational health and safety management systems

  12. Communication and training

  13. Common themes and overview

  14. The individual – sensory and perceptual processes

  15. The individual – psychology

  16. The human factors environment

  17. Management systems

  18. Measuring performance

  19. Advanced accident investigation and risk assessment

  20. Advanced risk control techniques

  21. Emergency planning

  22. Advanced audit and review

  23. Financial issues

  24. Individual differences

  25. Human error

  26. Perception and decision making

  27. External influences on human error

  28. Improving human reliability