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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (4 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750681551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750681551
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This outstanding volume is a must for all who are seriously concerned with the essential factors for accident prevention and maintaining health and safety at work ..."
The RoSPA Safety & Health Journal, October 2007

"[Jeremy Stranks] breaks new ground with this book. [...] It is a book to be read carefully, reflected upon and kept for reference purposes."
Health and Safety Review, July/August 2007

About the Author

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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Taylor on 8 April 2009
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This book promised so much and from an author who defeinitely knows what he is talking about. I read the Management of Safety (Dr Valerie Sutherland) first and had high hopes that this book might expand on other approaches to behavioural safety. I can't quite figure out who the intended audience is because the way the text is broken down into lots of titles with short sections of text suggests it is aimed at beginners but the complex terminology suggests that you need to have a grounding in this subject before you read the book. I very nearly gave up on the book part-way through the first chapter because I found it so disjointed. This appears to be a collection of other people's theories that might be useful as a single reference if you are writing a thesis on behavioural safety but not a huge help if you want to use it to achieve improvement.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Newton on 25 Oct 2009
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A good book for explaining the human factors that cause problems in safety.
An enjoyable read, clear and concise.
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