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Patient Safety Culture: Theory, Methods and Application

Patrick Waterson
July 27, 2017

How safe are hospitals? Why do some hospitals have higher rates of accident and errors involving patients? How can we accurately measure and assess staff attitudes towards safety? How can hospitals and other healthcare environments improve their safety culture and minimize harm to patients? These...

Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice and Performance

Elizabeth Bluff
July 27, 2017

The origin of this book is the compelling evidence that a high proportion of machinery-related deaths and injuries are attributable to genuine and serious risks originating within machine design and construction. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations, notably the European...

Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Julie Johnson
July 27, 2017

This book offers a global perspective on healthcare reform and its relationship with efforts to improve quality and safety. It looks at the ways reforms have developed in 30 countries, and specifically the impact national reform initiatives have had on the quality and safety of care. It explores...

Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective, Third Edition

A. Ian Glendon, Sharon Clarke
July 26, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective incorporates a decade of new research and development to provide you with a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the psychology of risk and workplace safety. A major enhancement is reflected in the...

Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook, Second Edition

Karl B. Schnelle, Jr., Russell F. Dunn, Mary Ellen Ternes
July 26, 2017

A detailed reference for the practicing engineer, Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook, Second Edition focuses on air pollution control systems and outlines the basic process engineering and cost estimation required for its design. Written by seasoned experts in the field, this book offers a...

Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

Anthony D. Manley
July 13, 2017

Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure—recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of businesses and organizations worldwide. Security Manager’s...

Information Technology in Medical Diagnostics

Waldemar Wójcik, Andrzej Smolarz
July 11, 2017

For many centuries, people have tried to learn about the state of their health. Initially, in the pre-technological period, they had to rely only on their senses. Then there were simple tools to help the human senses. The discovery of X-rays, which allowed people to look “inside” the body, turned...

Cognition, Assessment and Debriefing in Aviation

Wolff-Michael Roth
July 06, 2017

Debriefing is a major component of the job in many high-risk industries where errors can have considerable, often deadly consequences, including combat, surgery, and aviation. Although there exists considerable literature on debriefing, recent reviews of the literature suggest (a) shortcomings in...

Environmental and Human Health: Risk Management in Developing Countries

Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves, Mattheus F.A. Goosen, Evens Emmanuel
June 21, 2017

Many countries experience lack of harmony among economic development, environmental management and human health. As a consequence, public health, the integrity of ecosystems, and the efforts to reach environmental sustainability, have been adversely affected. The complexity, frequency and magnitude...

Handbook of Chemicals and Safety

T.S.S. Dikshith
June 16, 2017

A host of chemical substances have become essential parts of human activities and requirements for societal development. Any kind of misuse and/or negligence in handling these substances can cause health disorders, poisoning, and fatalities among unprotected workers and members of the public...

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice

Anthony J. Spurgin
June 14, 2017

A continually evolving discipline, human reliability assessment (HRA) has elements of controversy from the definition of terms to the application of appropriate methods for the representation of human failure probability. The idea that human error is a random event is falling out of favor and the...

Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions

Dennis P. Nolan
June 14, 2017

An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions addresses the need for a comprehensive reference that provides a complete and sufficient description of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. Fostering clarity in communication...

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