Safety and Health for Business


Safety & Health for Business has been written in response to a positive trend in the world of work, in which businesses increasingly identify good safety and health as a driver for improved productivity, reputation and resilience.  This book is the core text for the IOSH NCFE Level 3 qualification of the same name (find out more at and provides relevant and insightful knowledge, guidance and techniques across three key areas: Safety & Health Management in Organizations; Influencing Safety Culture; and Strategic Business-Focused Approaches to Safety & Health.  

In Part 1 Safety & Health Management in Organizations includes chapters on responsibilities and legal requirements, horizon scanning, risk assessment and hazard management (including psychosocial risk – stress, violence, fatigue, musculoskeletal disorders, chemical, biological, noice, vibration, radiation, fire and more), health management, workplace welfare, emergency planning, investigation.

In Part 2 Influencing Safety Culture the book explores the dynamics of safety culture, managing and embedding culture change, theories relating to the psychology of behaviour and safety culture, human error, values-based leadership, ethics and culture change, and also includes a self-analysis of values and behavioural traits.

Part 3 Strategic Business-Focused Approaches to Safety & Health considers organizational governance, strategic drivers, Corporate Social Responsibility, PESTLE and STEEPLE analysis, value chains, measuring impact.

With 52 chapters and 332 pages, whether you’re studying for the IOSH qualification or interested in taking a more structured approach to improving safety & health in your workplace, this book provides a comprehensive, practical guide to success.

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