Changing Safety's Paradigms

ISBN-10: 0865871558

ISBN-13: 9780865871557

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ron C. McKinnon
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Description: Fueled by more than 30 years in the safety industry and by thousands of interviews with managers and workers worldwide, McKinnon confronts the safety industry's most prevalent and most dangerous myths head-on. He identifies 20 common safety paradigms, examines how these misconceptions negatively impact the way employers manage safety and health in their facilities, and provides guidelines for changes that will reduce accidents in the workplace.

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Book details

List price: $91.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Government Institutes
Publication date: 6/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface: Challenging Safety's Sacred Cows
Safety Paradigms
Paradigm 1: Safety Is First
Paradigm 2: Think Safe, Work Safe
Paradigm 3: No Blood, No Foul
Paradigm 4: There Are No Cop-Outs in Safety
Paradigm 5: Injuries Measure Safety Performance
Paradigm 6: Injury Free Is a Safety Record
Paradigm 7: There's No Such Thing as Luck in Safety
Paradigm 8: Safety Is Common Sense
Paradigm 9: After an Accident, Blame the Injured Party (and Fix the Problem)
Paradigm 10: If It's Unsafe, You Can Shut It Down
Paradigm 11: Accidents Are Investigated Properly
Paradigm 12: After an Accident, Write a Procedure
Paradigm 13: Safety Belongs in the Safety Department
Paradigm 14: Safety Is Boring
Paradigm 15: Safety and Security Are the Same
Paradigm 16: There Is Honesty and Integrity in Reporting
Paradigm 17: Ridiculous Safety Prevents Accidents
Paradigm 18: Legal Compliance Means a Safe Workplace
Paradigm 19: Safety Costs Money
Paradigm 20: Discipline Makes People Work Safely
Other Paradigms
References
Index
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