How far would or should you go to feel secure? While everyone wants safety and security, the measures to achieve it are often viewed of as intrusive, unwanted, a hassle, and limiting to personal and professional freedoms. Yet, when an incident occurs, we can never have enough security. Security Management for Occupational Safety provides a framework through which occupational safety practitioners can critically examine their organizational environments and make them safer while assuming a best possible relationship between obtrusion and necessity.
This book examines the diverse factors involved in occupational management—planning, people, budget, information, and preparedness—to present an accurately balanced picture of safety functions. It uses a critical thinking approach to interpreting data as a tool for providing more effective occupational safety management. The book discusses core security management competencies of planning, organizing, staffing, and leading while providing a process to critically analyze those functions. It stresses the benefits of using a methodical critical thinking process in building a comprehensive safety management system, addressing information security, cyber security, energy-sector security, chemical security, and general security management utilizing a critical thinking framework.
The author doesn’t focus on how to secure, guard, or protect. While there are commonalities in many aspects of occupational risks and hazards, all are going to be unique. Instead, he guides readers through each stage of critical thinking, emphasizing the ability to articulate the differing aspects of business and security management by reasoning through complex problems in the changing organizational landscape. The book not only provides fundamental concepts in security but it also creates informed, critical, and creative security managers who communicate effectively in their environment and make informed well-thought-out judgments to tailor a security program to fit a specific organization.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Occupational Safety Management
Chapter 2. Occupational Safety Management and Critical Thinking
Chapter 3. Core Competencies of the Occupational Safety Manager
Chapter 4. An Occupational Safety Management Program
Chapter 5. Developing Policies and Procedures for Occupational Safety Management
Chapter 6. Staffing and Occupational Safety Management
Chapter 7. Enterprise Risk Management and Occupational Safety
Chapter 8. Occupational Safety Leadership
Chapter 9. Comprehensive Risk Assessment for the Occupational Safety Manager
Chapter 10. Computer and Information Security for Occupational Safety
Chapter 11. Cybersecurity
Chapter 12. Occupational Safety Investigations
Chapter 13. Safety and Security Management for Chemical Facilities
Chapter 14. Safety and Security Management for the Energy Sector
Chapter 15. Contemporary Safety Management
Appendix A: OSHA Recordkeeping
Appendix B: OSHA—Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
Appendix C: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Appendix D: Glossary