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Management of Occupational Health and Safety, 5th Edition

  • Kevin Kelloway
  • Lori Francis
  • ISBN-10: 0176502483
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502485
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Part of The Nelson Series in Human Resources Management, Management of Occupational Health and Safety 5th Edition, is the best-selling text for the Health and Safety course in the Human Resources program. This fifth edition comprises three relatively distinct areas relevant to health and safety. The first set of chapters set the stage by providing an overview of health and safety. The next set of chapters focuses on the types of hazards in the workplace and the last chapters in the book speak more directly to human resource managers and outline some of the major ways in which they become actively involved in health and safety. Throughout the text we have provided the reader with current examples, clear definitions of technical terms, and links to the vast amount of information found on the Web. Management of Occupational Health and Safety, as part of The Nelson Series in Human Resources Management is the best source in Canada for consistent, reliable, valid, and current knowledge about HRM practices.


  • Opening vignettes cover current issues in occupational health and safety.

  • Using the Internet exercises provide students with the opportunity to explore relevant web resources.

  • Required Professional Capability (RPC) margin icons suggest areas of competency as defined by the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) certification.

  • Student support website. The site contains chapter quiz questions allowing students to self-test their understanding of chapter concepts.

  • CCHRP and HRPA approved!

About the Author

Kevin Kelloway

Dr. Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology and a Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. He was the founding director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and a founding principal of the Centre for Leadership Excellence. Dr. Kelloway is a prolific researcher, having published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. His research interests include occupational health psychology, leadership, the development and measurement of work attitudes and values, unionization, and innovation in organizations. He is co-author of The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (Oxford University Press), Using Flexible Work Arrangements to Combat Job Stress (Wiley), and Management of Occupational Health and Safety (Nelson), and the author of Using LISREL for Structural Equation Modeling: A Researcher’s Guide (Sage). With Dr. Julian Barling (Queen’s University), he edited the book series Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology (Sage) and has co-edited Young Workers: Varieties of Experience (APA). He also co-edited Handbook of Work Stress and Handbook of Workplace Violence (both Sage) as well as Occupational Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Elgar). Dr. Kelloway frequently reviews for academic journals or conferences and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Canadian Psychology. He is Associate Editor of Work & Stress and a section editor for Stress & Health. Dr. Kelloway also maintains an active practice consulting with private- and public-sector organizations on issues related to leadership, and occupational health psychology.

Lori Francis

Lori Francis holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Guelph. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Francis has broad research interests in occupational health psychology, including work stress, workplace aggression and violence, health-related interventions in the workplace and organizational justice. Her Ph.D. dissertation on organizational injustice as a workplace stressor was awarded the International Alliance of Human Resources Researchers best doctoral dissertation award. She is a member of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Francis also has an extensive consulting record, having worked with government, military, and private industry.

Table of Contents

About the Series xxiii
About the Authors xxv
Preface xxvii
Acknowledgments xxix

Part One: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Legislative Framework
Chapter 3: Workers’ Compensation

Part Two: Hazards and Agents
Chapter 4: Hazard Recognition, Assessment, and Control
Chapter 5: Physical Agents
Chapter 6: Chemical and Biological Agents
Chapter 7: Psychosocial Hazards
Chapter 8: Workplace Violence

Part Three: Interventions
Chapter 9: Training
Chapter 10: Motivating Safety Behaviour at Work
Chapter 11: Emergency Planning
Chapter 12: Incident Investigation
Chapter 13: Disability Management and Return to Work
Chapter 14: Workplace Wellness: Work–Family and Health

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New to this edition

  • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
  • Chapter 8 – Workplace violence, including harassment and bullying is based on new national and provincial regulations regarding workplace violence and harassment.
  • "Chapter 13 – Return to Work and Disability Management have been strengthened.
  • Hazards and Agents have been substantially re-written to focus on a common model of hazard identification applied to physical, chemical, biological and psychological hazards
  • Statistics and information updated throughout.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD for Management of Occupational Health and Safety  (ISBN-10: 0176606300 | ISBN-13: 9780176606305)
Nelson Education HRM Series Box  (ISBN-10: 0176617078 | ISBN-13: 9780176617073)