Safety Culture and High-Risk Environments: A Leadership Perspective

Cindy L. Caldwell

September 21, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 129 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035065 - CAT# K31673
Series: Sustainable Improvements in Environment Safety and Health

USD$99.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Features

  • Provides a practical and holistic approach to understanding safety culture and resilience which is highlighted through case studies
  • Integrates the theories underpinning safety culture, accident causation, and authentic leadership, and connects them to leadership behaviors, work team engagement, and safety outcomes

  • Extends the perspective of high reliability organizations beyond highly regulated, stable industries to any high risk environment

  • Offers a practical toolbox to evaluate and improve organizational safety culture and resilience in the context of leadership

  • Presents a fresh perspective on safety culture and reliability that can be translated into practical steps for improving the organization through its leadership

Summary

This book provides leaders in high risk industries a better understanding of how their values and behaviors can influence the organization's safety culture and improve its capacity to bounce back from failure. Examples are illustrated through case studies and practical tools are provided to evaluate and improve an organization's culture by improving leadership capability. This unique book integrates the areas of safety culture and high reliability from the perspective of leadership in a work team environment. Readers of the book will get a fresh perspective on safety culture and reliability that can be translated into practical steps for improving their organization through its leadership.