Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress: Health and Safety Hazards by Sharon ClarkeManaging the Risk of Workplace Stress: Health and Safety Hazards by Sharon Clarke

Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress: Health and Safety Hazards

bySharon Clarke, Cary CooperEditorSharon Clarke

Hardcover | December 29, 2003

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Working in a stressful environment not only increases the risk of physical illness or distress, but also increases the likelihood of workplace accidents. While legislation provides some guidelines for risk assessment of physical hazards, there remains limited guidance on the risks of psychosocial hazards, such as occupational stress.

This book takes the risk management approach to stress evaluation in the workplace, offering practical guidelines for the audit, assessment and mitigation of workplace stressors. Based on research and case studies, this book provides a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for students and practitioners alike.  It includes chapters on:

* environmental stress factors
* psychological stress factors
* work-related accidents
* job stress evaluation methods

With its up-to-date approach to a fascinating area of study, this is key reading for all students of organizational psychology and those responsible for workplace safety.

Title:Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress: Health and Safety HazardsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.9 inPublished:December 29, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415297109

ISBN - 13:9780415297103


Table of Contents

1. Introduction:Costs Associated with Occupational Stress: Risk Management of Stress: The Structure of the Book:2. The Effects of Stress on Employee-Related Outcomes:Absenteeism, Turnover and Productivity: Work-Related Accidents:3. Environmental Factors and Occupational Safety:Organisational Accidents: Organisation and Management: Safety Management Practices: Safety Culture: Safety Climate: Leadership: Supervision: Safety Subclimates:4. Psychological Factors and Occupational Safety:Human Factors: Human Error: Violations: Accident Proneness: Personality Characteristics: Risk Propensity:5. Job-Stress and Work-Related Accidents:Job Stress and Unsafe Acts: Job Stress and Safety Behavior: Individual Differences:6. A Risk Management Approach to Occupational Stress:The Concept of Risk Assessment: Risk Assessment Methodologies: Risk Assessment of Occupational Stress: Risk Evaluation: Risk Reduction: Stress Interventions:7. Assessment of Job Stress:Stress Audit Tools: Case Study - Stress Auditing at Somerset County Council: Stage One: Assessment of Job Stress:8. Risk Evaluation:Risk Factors: Assessing Safety Risks: Case Study - Managing Stress and Accidents in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: Stage Two: Risk Evaluation: Risk Control:9. Risk Reduction:Secondary / Tertiary Stress Prevention: Primary Stress Prevention: Reducing Safety Risks: Stage Three: Risk Reduction: Index

Editorial Reviews

"Cooper and Clarke have taken a wonderfully crosscutting and highly important approach to workplace stress by bringing to bear a risk management framework. This new and exciting innovation will be helpful to researchers and executives alike in successfully managing the risks of workplace stress.James Campbell Quick, Center for Research on Organizational and Managerial Excellence (CROME), The University of Texas at Arlington.""This excellent book covers the key issues involved in managing the risk of workplace stress. Not only does it take a comprehensive approach, it is well referenced. A book I would recommend for practitioners, researchers and students working in this field. Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, City University, London and Director of the Centre for Stress Management.""Impressively authored by acknowledged experts in the fields of occupational stress and safety risk management, this excellent book adopts a risk management framework to consider essential aspects of workplace stress. This refreshing approach should appeal to a wide range of professionals and practitioners in the search for solutions to perennial problems of stress at work." Ian Glendon, Griffith University, Australia.."