Assessing Health and Safety


Stay healthy and compliant to increase productivity

Technique Overview

Assessing Health and Safety Definition

Health and safety policies and practices are designed to improve employee well-being by providing decent work, and to reduce risks, hazards and accidents at work. Health refers to “the protection of the bodies and minds of people from illness resulting from the materials, processes, or procedures used in the workplace”. Safety refers to “the protection of people from physical injury” (Hughes & Ferrett, 2009).

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  • Bapuji, H. and Beamish, P. W. (2008) Avoid Hazardous Design Flaws, Harvard Business Review, June.
  • Burke, R. J., Clarke, S. and Cooper, C. L. (2011) Occupational Health and Safety, Gower, Surrey, UK.
  • Carroll, C. (2012) The CEO of Anglo American on Getting Serious About Safety, Harvard Business Review, June.
  • Clarke, S. and Robertson, I. (2005) A Meta-analytic Review of the Big Five Personality Factors and Accident Involvement in Occupational and Non-occupational Settings, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 78 (3), pp. 355-76.

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