Safety and Health Competence: A Guide for Cultures of Prevention

1st Edition

Ulrike Bollmann, Georges Boustras

CRC Press
June 26, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138611733 - CAT# K389188
Series: The Interface of Safety and Security

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Work and workplaces vary a lot around the world and so is the focus and competence of and on safety and health. In this book authors from all five continents give their ideas and their own experience to achieve a culture of prevention. While in African and Central Asian countries the socio-economic conditions are desolate, most industrialized countries around the world are in a transformation guided by globalization, digitalization and immigration. Authors address all these aspects, both theoretically as from a very practical point of view.

Paul Swuste, Delft University of Technology

Safety and Health Competence

A Guide for Cultures of Prevention

Global and technological transformation is changing work and learning. A broader understanding of prevention and cultural change associated with it is putting new demands on companies and their employees. People and organizations need suitable competences to deal with this transformation. They need to be empowered to shape decent living and working conditions. This book is written in the context of work and health. The use of a social-constructive and a context sensitive approach to competence in occupational safety and health is new and forms a theoretical basis for putting into place the necessary learning processes for cultural transformation in companies and educational institutions.

  • Covers a broad range of new demands placed on companies and employees in this age of global and technological transformation
  • Provides assistance with a better understanding of the current debate on OSH competences
  • Presents a comprehensive source of information for OSH experts, Human Resource specialists, educational institutions, training development specialists, teachers and trainers; allowing them to identify competence needs, promote competence development, and assess competences
  • Explains what the concept culture of prevention means
  • Offers real-life examples that will appeal to practitioners


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