Productive Safety Management

1st Edition

Authors: Tania Mol
Paperback ISBN: 9780750659222
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th October 2003
Page Count: 448


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Unlike most books on this subject, Productive Safety Management, described in this book, integrates occupational health and safety, human resource management, environmental management, and engineering to provide a whole-business approach to effective safety management.

The book helps companies to reduce and manage risk by providing, analysing and improving systems in place within the company. It also looks at how external factors can affect company decision making and provides a tool to make sure that a health and safety management system is strategically aligned, appropriately resourced, and that it maximises employee commitment. Chapters on human resource management explore cultural issues and explain how to gain commitment to company objectives.

The book has been written for managers and supervisors working in hazardous industries, OHS practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Key Features

  • Provides a management system that allows production, safety and quality to be pursued concurrently in hazardous industries
  • Improves risk management so that the incidence of injury and damage is minimized
  • Describes, using practical examples, the sources of risk in hazardous industries and how these can be managed


Managers and supervisors working in hazardous industries, OHS practitioners, university lecturers, undergraduate and post-graduate students, management professionals and engineers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. PART 1 - THE PRODUCTIVE SAFETY MANAGEMENT TOOLS: Risk - Can it be eliminated?; Organization decision-making and alignment of management systems. PART 2 - SYSTEMS CHANGE: Processes; Technology, Physical environment; Human resources; Risk quantification and strategy development. PART 3 - BEHAVIORAL CHANGE: Management commitment and leadership; Training - building the organization's capacity; Behavioral audits. PART 4 - THE PRODUCTIVE SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN: Formulating the productive safety management plan; Managing performance using the achievement cycle. Glossary of terms.


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About the Author

Tania Mol

Tania Mol is a Human Resource Management Consultant. She has provided consultancy services to Australian businesses in Human Resource management functions, including recruitment and selection, performance management, industrial relations, occupational health and safety, and training.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Align Strategic Management Services, a management consultancy, Perth, Australia.


"Productive Safety Management will be an asset to any organization aspiring to continual improvement and excellence... I recommend it without reservation." - From the foreword by J. M. Torlach "I would recommend the book to anyone with a research interest in safety. I would also recommend it to the student, for at this price the scope of both the material and referencing has a lot to offer." - HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK, October 2004 "This is an excellent text that should form part of every safety and health practitioner's technical reference library." - SAFETY WA, published by IFAP (Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention, Australia), August 2004 "This book develops and presents its ideas in a format and style that will be comprehensible to everyone in the enterprise; the general manager, safety professionals and general employees." - AusIMM (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy) bulletin, November/December 2004 "Productive Safety Management is … a textbook that describes a holistic approach to safety management, using well-thought-out tools and models… It should be relevant to anyone who has an interest in developing an integrated safety management system with an aim to improving both safety and productivity." - SAFETY (The Journal of the National Safety Council of Australia), March 2004