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Safety and Health Competence : A Guide for Cultures of Prevention, PDF eBook

Safety and Health Competence : A Guide for Cultures of Prevention PDF

Edited by Ulrike Bollmann, George Boustras

Part of the The Interface of Safety and Security series

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Global and technological transformation is changing work and learning. A broader understanding of prevention and cultural change associated with it is putting new demands on companies and their employees. People and organizations need suitable competences to deal with this transformation. They need to be empowered to shape decent living and working conditions. Safety and Health Competence: A Guide for Cultures of Prevention is written in the context of work and health. The use of a social-constructive and a context sensitive approach to competence in occupational safety and health is new and forms a theoretical basis for putting into place the necessary learning processes for cultural transformation in companies and educational institutions.


  • Covers a broad range of new demands placed on companies and employees in this age of global and technological transformation
  • Provides assistance with a better understanding of the current debate on occupational safety and health (OSH) competences
  • Presents a comprehensive source of information for OSH experts, human resource specialists, educational institutions, training development specialists, teachers, and trainers, allowing them to identify competence needs, promote competence development, and assess competences
  • Explains what the concept culture of prevention means
  • Offers real-life examples that will appeal to practitioners




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