Safety Culture: An Innovative Leadership Approach Book Update

Your mentor regarding safety culture and social media.

James Roughton

A few months again, I received any inquiries from my publisher as follows: “I’m writing to let you know that Safety Culture has done well, selling 577 print copies and it has been used online 14,620 times; congratulations! As you know we try to update our successful titles every five years to keep them relevant, up to date and competitive in the market. I am  very interested in revising Safety Culture for a new edition, to be published in both print and electronic formats and am keen to see if you would like to prepare a new edition?”

Based on this feedback, a basic outline has been offered to the publisher with the following enhancements to the book:

  1. Read each section and close gaps noted by the reviewers.
  2. Add additional lessons learned.
  3. Add observations.  Observations are not considered experiences, rather areas that we observed while in meetings or in discussions with individuals.
  4. Add new thoughts and ideas which may include short new sections integrated into chapters, based on Issues facing the EHS professional regarding the future of the “Safety Culture” such as:

Other Enhancements

  • Millennials in the Workplace – How do you deal with this group of individuals as it relates to a safety culture?
  • Technology - How is social media changing the landscape.
  • Politics (federal/state/local – impacts – can’t predict, need foundational approach)
  • Training of the Professional, Business Practical understanding, How Workplace functions (leadership and management)
  • Update the Six Sigma chapter to include data analysis and other terminology that may apply to the safety efforts.
  • Expand Job Hazard Analysis section to include the difference between JHA and JSA. Also, we will consider using portions of the JHA book for inclusions into the revised copy based on reviewer’s comments.  The question is how much can we use based on the copyright?  Do we need permission to use?
  • Expand the content of education/training to include the level of training required for supervision and employees.
  • Update the Chapter on ABSS by request of many readers.
  • Expand on chapter “Becoming a Curator for the Safety Management System” to include Productivity using the internet.  This section will discuss how to use Feedly to help the safety professional to become more efficient when curating information on the web.
  • Develop New Q&A and include solutions for chapters.
  • Create PowerPoint presentation to be included in the book and possibly available for download for Professor

Potential New Chapters

  • Developing a strategy regarding starting a new job - the first 30 days.
  • Generic knife policy.
  • Injury Report and Prevention Procedure

We will also add a new co-author, Dr. Mike Waite who will be able to add additional insight into our current discussion on safety culture.

Please note that as the book is developed, there may be some changes based on the content presented.

I am looking for feedback from my reader to ensure that I have included information that will be useful.

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