shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Nov 1st - Providing Virtual EMDR – Revised 6-Hour Training [Leading Edge Seminars]
Nov 3rd - Occupation and Trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Nov 14th - A Day with Donnel Stern, Ph.D [Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)]
Dec 3rd - Collaborative and Proactive Solutions at School: Moving from power and control to collaboration and problem solving [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
May 1st - American Psychiatric Association 174th annual meeting, Los Angeles [APA]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing, Monday-Saturday, 11AM-4PM! Still free shipping across Canada for orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
The Psychology of Workplace Safety
Barling, Julian, Ph.D. (Edt)
American Psychological Association / Hardcover / 2003-10-01 / 1591470684
Workplace / Organisations
price: $40.50 (may be subject to change)
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

The last 100 years have seen a substantial reduction in the number of work-related deaths and injuries, at least in industrialized nations. Nevertheless, fatalities and injuries on the job still occur at unacceptably high rates in both industrial and developing countries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 4.9 million reported workplace injuries in the U.S. in 2001. The direct and indirect economic cost of these injuries is staggering.

Despite the importance of the issue, psychologists have not played a major part in studying workplace safety. This is surprising, because the theoretical and methodological traditions of psychology have much to offer in terms of understanding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries.

The psychologists contributing to this volume aim to correct the situation by analyzing both the behaviors that lead to accidental injuries in the workplace and the behaviors that can prevent and manage them. In the process, the contributors summarize what is known and not known about the subject, and raise interesting questions for researchers to answer in the future. While our knowledge is incomplete, it is clear that job-related injuries are related to poor worker-employer collaboration, lack of safety management systems, poor safety culture, deficient knowledge and training, and lack of incentive-based compensation systems. This volume points out the wide variety of ways in which I/O psychologists can help reduce unintentional workplace injuries. It will be a valuable addition to the library of psychologists and policymakers interested in job safety issues.
-- from the publisher

Table of Contents:

Occupational Injuries: Prevalence, Costs, and Setting the Stage
Julian Barling and Michael R. Frone
Safety Climate and Safety at Work
Andrew Neal and Mark. A. Griffin
The Effect of Teamwork on Safety Processes and Outcomes
Nick Turner and Sharon Parker
Job Insecurity: Exploring a New Threat to Employee Safety
Tahira Probst
Contingent Work and Occupational Safety
Michael Quinlan and Philip Bohle
Young Workers' Occupational Safety
Catherine Loughlin and Michael R. Frone
Alcohol, Drugs, and Workplace Safety Outcomes: A Wiew From a General Model of Employee Substance Use and Productivity
Michael R. Frone
The Role of Leadership in Safety
David A. Hofmann and Frederick P. Morgenson
Pay and Benefits: The Role of Compensation Systems in Workplace Safety
Robert R. Sinclair and Lois E. Tetrick
High Performance Work Systems and Occupational Safety
Anthea Zacharatos and Julian Barling
The Role of Training in Promoting Workplace Safety and Health
Michael J. Colligan and Alexander Cohen
Labor Unions and Occupational Safety: Conflict and Cooperation
E. Kevin Kelloway
Returning to Work After Occupational Injury
Niklas Krause
Epilogue: Common Themes and Future Directions
Michael R. Frone and Julian Barling

About the Editors
Julian Barling, PhD, is the Queen's Research Chair in the School of Business, Queen's University. He earned his PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Barling is the editor of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, and Stress and Health.
Michael R. Frone, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions, State University of New York at Buffalo. He has published extensively in leading journals on work-family dynamics and the work-related predictors of employee mental health, physical health, and substance use. Dr. Frone is associate editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organizational Research Methods.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
Barling, Julian
other lists
American Psychological Association
Workplace / Organisations