Improving Safety Culture

Improving Safety Culture Author Dominic Cooper
ISBN-10 0471958212
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 318
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The aim of this book is to provide safety practitioners with sufficient knowledge and practical guidance to enable them to improve the safety culture within an organization. Provides practical guidance for safety practitioners.

Values Based Safety Process

Values Based Safety Process Author Terry E. McSween
ISBN-10 0471220493
Release 2003-06-16
Pages 304
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Behavior-Based Safety, based on the work of B.F. Skinner, includes identifying critical behaviors, observing actual behaviors and providing feedback that lead to changed and improve behavior. The Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture with a Behavioral Approach, Second Edition provides a concise and practical guide for implementing a behavior-based safety system within any organization. Includes two new chapters on hot topics in behavioral safety, isolated workers, and the role of leadership in supporting behavorial safety. Updated examples of the observation checklist. New case studies covering large plants of 1,200 workers or more.

Safety Culture Theory Method and Improvement

Safety Culture  Theory  Method and Improvement Author Stian Antonsen
ISBN-10 9781317059851
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 184
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The aim of this book is to show how a cultural approach can contribute to the assessment, description and improvement of safety conditions in organizations. The relationship between organizational culture and safety, epitomized through the concept of 'safety culture', has undoubtedly become one of the hottest topics of both safety research and practical efforts to improve safety. By combining a general framework and five research projects, the author explores and further develops the theoretical, methodological and practical basis of the study of safety culture. What are the theoretical foundations of a cultural approach to safety? How can the relationship between organizational culture and safety be empirically investigated? What are the links between organizational culture and safety in actual organizations? How can a cultural approach contribute to the improvement of safety? These are the key questions the book seeks to answer with a unified and in-depth account of the concept of safety culture.

Improving Safety related Rules Compliance in the Public Transportation Industry

Improving Safety related Rules Compliance in the Public Transportation Industry Author
ISBN-10 9780309213554
Release 2011
Pages 116
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"TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 149: Improving Safety-Related Rules Compliance in the Public Transportation Industry identifies potential best practices for all of the elements of a comprehensive approach to safety-related rules compliance. The categories of best practices, which correspond to the elements of a safety-related rules compliance program, include screening and selecting employees, training and testing, communication, monitoring rules compliance, responding to noncompliance, and safety management. The report also outlines the features of a prototype safety reporting system for public transportation."--[Source inconnue].

Patient Safety Culture

Patient Safety Culture Author Dr Patrick Waterson
ISBN-10 9781409448143
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 368
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Patient Safety Culture: Theory, Methods and Application is essential reading for all of the professional groups involved in patient safety and healthcare quality improvement, filling an important gap in the current market. The main purpose of this book is to provide researchers, healthcare managers and human factors practitioners with details of the latest developments within the theory and application of PSC within healthcare. It brings together contributions from the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the field of PSC and covers the background to work on safety culture, the dominant theories and concepts within PSC, examples of PSC tools, methods of assessment and their application, and details of the most prominent challenges for the future in the area.

Steps to Safety Culture Excellence

Steps to Safety Culture Excellence Author Terry L. Mathis
ISBN-10 9781118530245
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 216
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Provides a clear road map to instilling a culture of safety excellence in any organization Did you know that accidental injury is among the top ten leading causes of death in every age group? With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to help your organization develop, implement, and sustain Safety Culture Excellence, vital for the protection of and improvement in the quality of life for everyone who works there. STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence is based on the authors' firsthand experience working with international organizations in every major industry that have successfully developed and implemented ongoing cultures of safety excellence. Whether your organization is a small regional firm or a large multinational corporation, you'll find that the STEPS process enables you to instill Safety Culture Excellence within your organization. STEPS (Strategic Targets for Excellent Performance in Safety) demystifies the process of developing Safety Culture Excellence by breaking it down into small logical, internally led tasks. You'll be guided through a sequence of STEPS that makes it possible to: Create a culture of excellence that is reinforced and empowered at every level Develop the capability within the culture to identify, prioritize, and solve safety problems and challenges Maintain and continuously improve the performance of your organization's safety culture Although this book is dedicated to safety, the tested and proven STEPS process can be used to promote excellence in any aspect of organizational performance. By optimizing the safety culture in your organization, you will give the people you work with the skills and knowledge to not only minimize the risk of an on-the-job accident, but also to lead safe, healthy lives outside of work.

Safety Culture

Safety Culture Author Edward J. Sabin
ISBN-10 9781409486916
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 262
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In Safety Culture: Building and Sustaining a Cultural Change in Aviation and Healthcare, the four authors draw upon their extensive teaching, research and field experience from multiple industries to describe the dynamic nature of a culture-change process, particularly in safety-critical domains. They use a "stories to numbers" approach that starts with felt experiences and stories of certain change programs that they have documented, then proceed to describe the use of key measurement tools that can be used to analyze the state of a change program. The book concludes with a description of empirical models that illustrate the dynamic nature of change programs.

Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance

Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance Author Sukhmeet Panesar
ISBN-10 9781118361351
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 144
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Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance is a timely and thorough overview of healthcare quality written specifically for students and junior doctors and healthcare professionals. It bridges the gap between the practical and the theoretical to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients. Featuring essential step-by-step guides to interpreting and managing risk, quality improvement within clinical specialties, and practice development, this highly visual textbook offers the best preparation for the increased emphasis on patient safety and quality-driven focus in today’s healthcare environment. Healthcare Improvement and Safety at a Glance: • Maps out and follows the World Health Organization Patient Safety curriculum • Draws upon the quality improvement work of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement This practical guide, covering a vital topic of increasing importance in healthcare, provides the first genuine introduction to patient safety and quality improvement grounded in clinical practice.

Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation

Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation Author Howard Roberts
ISBN-10 0309308259
Release 2015
Pages 148
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"TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation presents research on the definition of safety culture within public transportation, presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, and provides strategies and guidelines that public transportation agencies may apply to initiate and build a program for improving safety culture." --Publisher's description

Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries

Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 0470118830
Release 2007-02-03
Pages 248
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Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries provides guidance for managers and plant engineering staff on specific, practical techniques and tools for addressing forty different human factors issues impacting process safety. Human factors incidents can result in injury and death, damage to the environment, fines, and business losses due to ruined batches, off-spec products, unplanned shutdowns, and other adverse effects. Prevention of these incidents increases productivity and profits. Complete with examples, case histories, techniques, and implementation methodologies, Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries helps managers and engineering staff design and execute an efficient program. Organized for topical reference, the book includes: An overview on implementing a human factors program at the corporate level or the plant level, covering the business value, developing a program to meet specific needs, improving existing systems, roles and responsibilities, measures of performance, and more Summaries of forty different human factors relating to process safety, with a description of the tools, a practical example with graphics and visual aids, and additional resources Information on addressing the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) requirement for conducting human factors reviews in process hazard analyses (PHAs) A CD-ROM with a color version of the book Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel

Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel Author James T. Tweedy
ISBN-10 9781482230284
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 366
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Nursing personnel play an integral role in healthcare and medical delivery organizations. Nurses not only work to keep patients safe, but must also contend with a number of safety and health risks. Illustrating the occupational risks nurses face, Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel: An Organizational Guide to Achieving Results addresses healthcare safety as related to nursing personnel risks, hazards, and responsibilities in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The book begins with an introduction to nursing safety that supplies a fundamental understanding of patient, nursing, and facility safety. Next, it delves into the range of safety issues that nurses must contend with. Topics covered include administrative area safety, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, infection control and prevention, emergency management, fire safety, and radiation hazards. Examining the concepts and principles of patient safety as related to organizational dynamics, culture, system methods, and key patient safety initiatives, the book supplies essential knowledge of healthcare safety risks, challenges, and controls. It includes information on leadership, management, communication skills, and understanding accidents. The book includes helpful resources in the appendices, such as a nurse safety perception survey, an accident causal factor chart, sample ergonomics symptoms report, sample TB exposure control plan, and a model respirator plan for small organizations. Complete with review exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal for certification training in nursing programs and as a reference for developing nursing in-service safety sessions.

Safety in Medication Use

Safety in Medication Use Author Mary Patricia Tully
ISBN-10 9781482227017
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 340
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An estimated 1 in 20 patients are admitted to the hospital due to problems with their medication and 1 in 100 hospitalized patients are harmed due to medication errors during their stay. The prescribing of medications is the most common health care intervention and medication safety is relevant to all health care professionals and patients, in all health care settings. Safety in Medication Use provides an overview of the theory and practice of medication safety, summarizing the international literature and practical suggestions for local practice Each chapter is written by one or more authors from around the world who were chosen because of their standing in their field. The book covers three broad areas: problems in the medication use process, approaches to understanding and resolving them, and putting solutions into practice. Topics discussed include: Measuring medication errors Improvement science Safety culture Incident reporting and feedback approaches Educational interventions Communication between health care professionals Interventions for safer work systems Electronic prescribing and medication administration record systems Innovations in dispensing Patient involvement in medication safety Each chapter is a primer on the topic, drawing on the international literature, with the chapters on solutions followed by an "expert summary" of the implications for practice. This valuable resource describes an international body of work that shows not only how widespread medication errors are, but also discusses interventions that can reduce such errors to improve patient safety.

Developing an Effective Safety Culture

Developing an Effective Safety Culture Author James Roughton
ISBN-10 0080488706
Release 2002-03-25
Pages 384
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Developing an Effective Safety Culture implements a simple philosophy, namely that working safely is a cultural issue. An effective safety culture will eventually lead to the desired goal of zero incidents in the work place, and this book will provide an understanding of what is needed to reach this goal. The authors present reference material for all phases of building a safety management system and ultimately developing a safety program that fits the culture. This volume offers the most comprehensive approach to developing an effective safety culture. Information is easily accessible as the authors move first through, understanding the cost of incidents, then to perspectives and descriptions of management systems, principal management leadership traits, establishing and evaluating goals and objectives, providing visible leadership, and assigning required responsibilities. In addition, you are given the means to systematically identifying hazards and develop your own hazard inventory and control system. Further information on OSHA requirements for training, behavior-based safety processes, and the development of a job hazard analysis for each task is available as well. Valuable case studies, from the authors' own experience in the industry, are used throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented. * Provides the tools to rebuild or enhance a desired safety culture * Allows you to identify a program that will fit your specific application * Examines different philosophies in relation to safety culture development

Changing the Workplace Safety Culture

Changing the Workplace Safety Culture Author Ron C. McKinnon
ISBN-10 9781466567696
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 252
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Despite the fact that workplaces have implemented and followed new safety innovations and approaches, the majority of them have seen little, if any, significant progress in the reduction of accidental deaths and injuries. Changing the Workplace Safety Culture demonstrates that changing the way an organization views and practices safety will impact the behavior of all employees including executive and line managers. It delineates how safety culture change can be implemented and defines the roles of everyone in the safety culture, including management, employees, and unions and their members. Rather than focus on behavior-based safety measures, this book provides step-by-step procedures on how to establish a long-lasting integrated safety management system in any organization. It explores how to change the safety personality of an organization. The author covers the management principles and functions that need to be applied to bring about safety culture change and includes many real-life examples. He goes on to explain the activities needed to implement safety change and the benefits of getting others involved in the safety management system. The only way to ensure that accidents and their consequences are tackled at the source is to identify and eliminate the workplace risks before, rather than after, the event. To be truly effective, safety activities must be integrated into the day-to-day business and become a way of life for management and employees of the organization. This book provides a blueprint for creating an active safety culture that prevents accidents before they occur and becomes the key component in ongoing safety success.

Safety Culture and High Risk Environments

Safety Culture and High Risk Environments Author Cindy L. Caldwell
ISBN-10 9781351979351
Release 2017-09-18
Pages 129
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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.

The Values Based Safety Process

The Values Based Safety Process Author Terry E. McSween
ISBN-10 0471286729
Release 1995-03-08
Pages 320
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"[The Values-Based Safety Process] teaches both the mechanics of how to design and implement a behavioral safety process in any organization, and the importance of creating an environment where everyone actively cares about their fellow employees and associates… It will help you make a difference in your organization." — E. Scott Geller Behavioral Safety Expert The Values-Based Safety Process Improving Your Safety Culture with a Behavioral Approach by Terry E. McSween There’s been a lot written in the past few years about the theoretical aspects of behavioral safety. Safety professionals like you, however, have been looking for guidance on how you can put these sound ideas into practice to make your company safer and more productive. Finally, with the arrival of Terry McSween’s The Values-Based Safety Process, that guidance is here. For the first time, at your fingertips, are all the basic tools and step-by-step procedures you’ll require to design and implement an effective, ongoing behavioral safety approach that’s tailored to fit your company’s specific operations and needs. This unique handbook incorporates the key concepts of organizational change and continuous improvement into this modern and practical values-based program. Packed with worksheets, checklists, and decision guidelines designed to help you expedite the creation of a results-producing behavioral safety process, this handbook shows you how to: define and establish basic interpersonal values and pinpoint safety practices and behaviors that exemplify those values accurately assess your company’s current safety posture build management support for the new value-added safety process gather and analyze the information necessary for safety planning create safety teams and safety incentive programs enhance feedback and involvement procedures to troubleshoot problems and maintain employee support ensure continuation of the behavioral safety process An essential working reference for every executive, manager, supervisor, and safety professional who’s responsible for the well-being of employees in the nation’s industrial manufacturing and processing plants, The Values-Based Safety Process will enable you to dramatically improve safety, boost worker morale, reduce on-the-job injuries, and strengthen your company’s bottom line.

Surgical Patient Care

Surgical Patient Care Author Juan A. Sanchez
ISBN-10 9783319440101
Release 2017-06-11
Pages 909
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This book focuses exclusively on the surgical patient and on the perioperative environment with its unique socio-technical and cultural issues. It covers preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative processes and decision making and explores both sharp-end and latent factors contributing to harm and poor quality outcomes. It is intended to be a resource for all healthcare practitioners that interact with the surgical patient. This book provides a framework for understanding and addressing many of the organizational, technical, and cultural aspects of care to one of the most vulnerable patients in the system, the surgical patient. The first section presents foundational principles of safety science and related social science. The second exposes barriers to achieving optimal surgical outcomes and details the various errors and events that occur in the perioperative environment. The third section contains prescriptive and proactive tools and ways to eliminate errors and harm. The final section focuses on developing continuous quality improvement programs with an emphasis on safety and reliability. Surgical Patient Care: Improving Safety, Quality and Value targets an international audience which includes all hospital, ambulatory and clinic-based operating room personnel as well as healthcare administrators and managers, directors of risk management and patient safety, health services researchers, and individuals in higher education in the health professions. It is intended to provide both fundamental knowledge and practical information for those at the front line of patient care. The increasing interest in patient safety worldwide makes this a timely global topic. As such, the content is written for an international audience and contains materials from leading international authors who have implemented many successful programs.