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Description - Human Factors and Behavioural Safety by Jeremy Stranks

Accidents and cases of occupational ill-health are commonly associated with aspects of human behaviour and the potential for human error. Human Factors and Behavioural Safety is not written for psychologists, but instead gives health and safety professionals and students a broad overview of human factors and those aspects of human behaviour which have a direct effect on health and safety performance within organisations. Particular attention is paid to: * the role of the organisation in promoting safe behaviour * the sensory and perceptual processes of people * behavioural factors, such as attitude, motivation and personality * the process of attitude change * theories of personal risk taking and accident * the importance of good communication, change management and stress management

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750681551
ISBN-10: 0750681551
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeremy Stranks

After training as a Public Health inspector, Jeremy Stranks worked as an inspector in Coventry and Rugby for 8 years. He then went on to work as Regional Health Inspector for the Occupational Health and Hygiene Service of Ranks Hovis McDougall Limited. After completing an MSc in Occupational Safety and Hygiene at Aston University Birmingham he became Chief Health & Safety Adviser for the Milk Marketing Board and later for Dairy Crest Limited. In 1990, Jeremy founded Safety and Hygiene Consultants, a management consultancy who provides occupational health, safety and food hygiene advice and training and monitors and documents clients' health and safety procedures. Jeremy was a founding member of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and a Moderator and Chief Examiner for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. He has spoken at numerous conferences and has written many books on Health and Safety. He is a lecturer for a range of Health and Safety training organisations and is running stress management courses for his clients.

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