Written by world-renowned health and safety researcher E. Scott Geller, Working Safe: How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety, Second Edition presents science-based and practical approaches to improving attitudes and behavior for achieving an injury-free work environment. This book teaches proactive applications of behavior-based psychology for improving health and safety. Relevant theory and principles are clearly explained and practical step-by-step procedures are detailed. Dr. Geller's anecdotal and non-academic writing style makes the book fun and easy to read.

This research-based text is completely updated and expanded from the 1996 edition. It includes three new chapters: one on behavioral safety analysis, another on intervening with supportive conversation, and the third on how to promote high performance teamwork. Thus, this second edition continues to provide the practical advice safety leaders rely on.

Working Safe: How to Help People Actively Care for Health and Safety supplies the research and theory needed to customize effective behavior-based procedures and tools in your workplace. The information and examples provide health and safety professionals with behavioral science methods capable of enhancing safety awareness, reducing at-risk behavior, and facilitating ongoing participation in safety-related activities.

part 1|37 pages

Orientation and alignment

chapter 1|11 pages

Choosing the right approach

chapter 2|11 pages

Starting with theory

chapter 3|11 pages

Paradigm shifts for total safety

part 2|41 pages

Human barriers to safety

chapter 4|12 pages

The complexity of people

chapter 5|13 pages

Sensation, perception, and perceived risk

chapter 6|13 pages

Stress vs. distress

part 3|44 pages

Behavior-based psychology

chapter 7|13 pages

Basic principles

chapter 8|13 pages

Identifying critical behaviors

chapter 9|14 pages

Behavioral safety analysis

part 4|63 pages

Behavior-based intervention

chapter 10|16 pages

Intervening with activators

chapter 11|16 pages

Intervening with consequences

chapter 12|16 pages

Intervening as a behavior-change agent

chapter 13|13 pages

Intervening with supportive conversation

part 5|41 pages

Actively caring for safety

chapter 14|13 pages

Understanding actively caring

chapter 15|11 pages

The person-based approach to actively caring

chapter 16|13 pages

Increasing actively caring behaviors

part 6|59 pages

Putting it all together

chapter 17|13 pages

Promoting high-performance teamwork

chapter 18|12 pages

Evaluating for continuous improvement

chapter 19|13 pages

Obtaining and maintaining involvement

chapter 20|17 pages

Reviewing the principles