Accident Prevention Manual: Administration & Programs 12th by Philip Hagan, John F. Montgomery, James T. O'Reilly

By Philip Hagan, John F. Montgomery, James T. O'Reilly

For greater than 50 years, execs have depended on the coincidence Prevention Manuals for impartial, well-researched details on most sensible practices in safeguard and health and wellbeing. The manuals define criteria for innovative protection courses and administrative practices reflecting present developments and rules.

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Medical personnel perform a preplacement examination simply to determine what physical or mental restrictions are appropriate to the prospective employee; they do not determine fitness for a specific job. The job description must specify realistic physical and mental requirements that the human resources department can match to medical restrictions. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that the job be modified to accommodate the disabled worker. ) Psychology and ”Accident Proneness” Safety professionals who are thoughtfully looking for ways to improve their work encounter a great deal of useful information in modern psychological writing— and a great deal of careless and misleading generalizations.

New safety, health, and environmental professionals should not expect business managers to arrive in management with worker safety as a high initiative or goal. Instead, the culture of the facility should make safety, health protection, and environmentally sound behaviors a foundation item, a means that underlies the methods by which the employer does what it is expected to do. It is the manager who recognizes the costs of lost productivity and of adverse external criticism who will elevate the attention given safety, health, and environmental issues, as Alcoa did in the 1990s with great success.

It is the manager who recognizes the costs of lost productivity and of adverse external criticism who will elevate the attention given safety, health, and environmental issues, as Alcoa did in the 1990s with great success. So the safety, health, and environmental role is not at the forefront of the goals of the CEO, mayor or governor, or other top manager in the organization. For the professional, this is good and bad news—bad in the sense that management does not intuitively think about safety, health, and environmental roles as part of productivity and worker retention.

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