3 Must Read Books on Industrial Safety

GREEN Access & Fall Protection and its parent company, Benko Products have put together a short list of top notch books related to Industrial Safety.

If Industrial Safety is important to you and/or your company, we are sure you will appreciate this short blog post.

3) The Safety Anarchist: Relying on Human Expertise and Innovation, Reducing Bureaucracy and Compliance by Professor Sidney Dekker

Work has never been as safe as it seems today. Safety has also never been as bureaucratized as it is today. Over the past two decades, the number of safety rules and statutes has exploded, and organizations themselves are creating ever more internal compliance requirements. At the same time, progress on safety has slowed to a crawl. Many incident- and injury rates have flatlined. Worse, excellent safety performance on low-consequence events tends to increase the risk of fatalities and disasters. Bureaucracy and compliance now seem less about managing the safety of the workers we are responsible for, and more about managing the liability of the people they work for.

2) Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety by Nancy Leveson

A new approach to safety, based on systems thinking, that is more effective, less costly, and easier to use than current techniques.

1) Alive and Well at the End of the Day by Paul Balmert

Proven strategies and tactics that you can use to lead workers to safety Industrial facilities supervisors, from front-line managers to CEOs, can depend on Alive and Well at the End of the Day for tested and proven management and leadership practices that ensure the safety of their workers. With more than thirty years of hands-on experience in the chemical industry, including front-line management, author Paul Balmert understands the challenges facing supervisors in industrial facilities. His advice, based on firsthand experience, shows you how to identify and correct flaws in industrial practices.