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Safety Management In An Organisational Context (Paperback): Leonie Louw Safety Management In An Organisational Context (Paperback)
Leonie Louw 1
R321 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R38 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

While many books focus on occupational health and safety in the international arena, few provide information pertinent to safety management in South Africa and in Africa as a whole. Safety Management in an Organisational Context aims to bridge this gap and to increase safety awareness at all levels of any organisation in Africa. The topics discussed in the book include safety in industry, functional safety, working in confined spaces, ergonomics and fire safety. The general provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations are explained in detail as they relate to safety in the South African workplace today.

Safety Management In The Workplace (Paperback): Francois van Loggerenberg Safety Management In The Workplace (Paperback)
Francois van Loggerenberg 1
R435 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R52 (12%) In stock

Health and safety management is a key responsibility of organisations. This edition of Safety Management in the Workplace aims at highlighting certain aspects regarding health and safety in the workplace.

The book highlights: occupational health and safety from a global perspective, legislation and competency requirements, the difference between responsibility and accountability, occupational hygiene, first-aid, risk assessment, etc.

Effective work place solutions - Employment law from a business perspective (Paperback): Barney Jordaan, Ulrich Stander Effective work place solutions - Employment law from a business perspective (Paperback)
Barney Jordaan, Ulrich Stander
R375 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R65 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It is very easy to be tripped up on a technicality in the bewildering world of the workplace, where both staff and management have to negotiate the world of employment relations in both the formal sense contracts, lines of reporting, disciplinary procedures etc and the informal: team cultures, human relations, co-operative work goals etc. This book brings a cool and calm perspective to bear on the practicalities of labour law, employment relations, and dispute resolution. It is written by two highly experienced practitioners in the field of employment law, employment relations and dispute resolution, uniquely positioned to provide clear SOLUTIONS to the problems that line managers, HR/ER managers and employers are likely to encounter in the workplace. It is indispensable to anyone who plays an active role in the management of the modern South African work environment.

Identifying and Assessing Safety Risks (Paperback): Leonie Louw Identifying and Assessing Safety Risks (Paperback)
Leonie Louw
R225 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R27 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Identifying and analysing safety risks sees a discussion of the various aspects pertaining to safety risk, including the identification of risk and classification of risk. This book also takes an in-depth look at safety hazards and their origins, the legal requirements pertaining to safety risk and the analysis of safety risk. Other important aspects that are discussed by the authors are the role of cross functional teams, evaluating and reporting on safety risk. These topics provide the reader with in-depth knowledge on the topic of safety risk identification and analysis.

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Citb
R285 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R231 (81%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM)
Citb
R386 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R315 (82%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Managing for healthy labour relations - A practical guide for health services in Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd ed): C.J.... Managing for healthy labour relations - A practical guide for health services in Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd ed)
C.J. Garbers, M. Matlakala; Edited by M.C. Bezuidenhout
R560 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R74 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The health services environment differs from other industries, as it deals with the wellbeing and lives of people. It is therefore imperative to understand: The importance of ethical codes; The correct way of dealing with labour-related issues. This work provides a practical and up-to-date guide for health services managers who deal with personnel and who wish to create a working environment that facilitates bilateral cooperation and avoid industrial action as far as possible. It sets out current legislation that affects both employers and employees, and informs them of their rights and obligations in very clear terms, supplemented by ample practical examples and specimen documentation.

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Paperback):... Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Paperback)
E.Kevin Kelloway, Karina Nielsen, Jennifer K. Dimoff
R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations. * The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice * Argues that a leader s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing * Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations * Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Stale Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Motherlands - How States Push Mothers Out of Employment (Paperback): Leah Ruppanner Motherlands - How States Push Mothers Out of Employment (Paperback)
Leah Ruppanner
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the absence of federal legislation, each state in the United States has its own policies regarding family leave, job protection for women and childcare. No wonder working mothers encounter such a significant disparity when it comes to childcare resources in America! Whereas conservative states like Nebraska offer affordable, readily available, and high quality childcare, progressive states that advocate for women's economic and political power, like California, have expensive childcare, shorter school days, and mothers who are more likely to work part-time or drop out of the labor market altogether to be available for their children. In Motherlands, Leah Ruppanner cogently argues that states should look to each other to fill their policy voids. She provides suggestions and solutions for policy makers interested in supporting working families. Whether a woman lives in a state with stronger childcare or gender empowerment regimes, at stake is mothers' financial dependence on their partners. Ruppanner advocates for reducing the institutional barriers mothers face when re-entering the workforce. As a result, women would have greater autonomy in making employment decisions following childbirth.

Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 8: Operating Manuals and Procedures, Element... Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 8: Operating Manuals and Procedures, Element 8 (Paperback)
R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 9: Process and Operational Status... Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 9: Process and Operational Status Monitoring, and Handover, Element 9 (Paperback)
R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Strategizing against Sweatshops - The Global Economy, Student Activism, and Worker Empowerment (Paperback): Matthew S. Williams Strategizing against Sweatshops - The Global Economy, Student Activism, and Worker Empowerment (Paperback)
Matthew S. Williams
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the past few decades, the U.S. anti-sweatshop movement was bolstered by actions from American college students. United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) effectively advanced the cause of workers' rights in sweatshops around the world. Strategizing against Sweatshops chronicles the evolution of student activism and presents an innovative model of how college campuses are a critical site for the advancement of global social justice. Matthew Williams shows how USAS targeted apparel companies outsourcing production to sweatshop factories with weak or non-existent unions. USAS did so by developing a campaign that would support workers organizing by leveraging their college's partnerships with global apparel firms like Nike and Adidas to abide by pro-labor codes of conduct. Strategizing against Sweatshops exemplifies how organizations and actors cooperate across a movement to formulate a coherent strategy responsive to the conditions in their social environment. Williams also provides a model of political opportunity structure to show how social context shapes the chances of a movement's success-and how movements can change that political opportunity structure in turn. Ultimately, he shows why progressive student activism remains important.

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Hardcover):... Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Hardcover)
E.Kevin Kelloway, Karina Nielsen, Jennifer K. Dimoff
R1,880 Discovery Miles 18 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations. * The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice * Argues that a leader s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing * Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations * Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Stale Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Employment and Disability - Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities (Paperback): Susanne M. Bruyere Employment and Disability - Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities (Paperback)
Susanne M. Bruyere
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nearly three decades after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities continue to be significantly underrepresented in the American Labor force. This loss of talent to U.S. organizations and restriction of opportunities for millions of workers have broader implications for civil society. People denied access to the workforce are limited in their ability to contribute to the economy and to their communities, heightening their reliance on public support systems and reducing the number of people participating in community life. This LERA volume focuses on the employment of individuals with disabilities. Its purpose is to review the current employment situation for Americans with disabilities, place it in the context of the U.S. regulatory system, describe current issues, identify ways that employers are approaching possible remediation of these issues, and identify emerging concerns and opportunities. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers and practitioners provide a broad-based overview of related issues, approaches, and opportunities. This volume will be useful to a wide array of professionals, including labor and employment relations attorneys and specialists; human resource, diversity and inclusion, and equal employment opportunity professionals; as well as organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors who are seeking to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities both here and abroad.

The Birth of Solidarity - The History of the French Welfare State (Paperback): Francois Ewald The Birth of Solidarity - The History of the French Welfare State (Paperback)
Francois Ewald; Edited by Melinda Cooper; Translated by Timothy Scott Johnson
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Francois Ewald's landmark The Birth of Solidarity-first published in French in 1986, revised in 1996, with the revised edition appearing here in English for the first time-is one of the most important historical and philosophical studies of the rise of the welfare state. Theorizing the origins of social insurance, Ewald shows how the growing problem of industrial accidents in France throughout the nineteenth century tested the limits of classical liberalism and its notions of individual responsibility. As workers and capitalists confronted each other over the problem of workplace accidents, they transformed the older practice of commercial insurance into an instrument of state intervention, thereby creating an entirely new conception of law, the state, and social solidarity. What emerged was a new system of social insurance guaranteed by the state. The Birth of Solidarity is a classic work of social and political theory that will appeal to all those interested in labor power, the making and dismantling of the welfare state, and Foucauldian notions of governmentality, security, risk, and the limits of liberalism.

Hire Right, Fire Right - A Leader's Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People (Hardcover): Roxi Bahar Hewertson Hire Right, Fire Right - A Leader's Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People (Hardcover)
Roxi Bahar Hewertson
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the first time, and in one place, Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides decision makers at any supervisory level, exactly what they need to get it right every time they hire, develop, or fire someone. In today's complex and competitive world of work, organizations simply cannot afford a mismatched new hire, a loss of top talent, or a dreaded bad 'goodbye' following a difficult termination. Whether working to avoid budget mayhem or preserving your company's image, learning how to navigate the hiring and firing process is a corporate essential. Leadership expert and executive coach Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides insights and advice for avoiding these all-too-common business bumps in the road. She defines and explores the ARC employee life cycle: Acquisition (hire right), Retention (nurture right), Closure (fire right). Acquiring and retaining talent, and eventually bringing closure when employees leave, is a relational, not a transactional process. Hire Right, Fire Right successfully guides decision makers through those key interactions with new and current employees arming leaders with a powerful set of tangible tools to help ensure their organizations are well equipped to take on these talent management challenges - and win. By following Hewertson's three systems of hiring, developing, and terminating employees, decision makers will be empowered to: -Dramatically increase your company's success rate of hiring the right people for the right job -Measurably boost employee retention rates -Significantly lower the risk of lawsuits, arbitrations, and damage to your organization's reputation if thing ends end badly

From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging - How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain (Paperback): Dominic... From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging - How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain (Paperback)
Dominic D. Wells
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How do public employees win and lose their collective bargaining rights? And how can public sector labor unions protect those rights? These are the questions answered in From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging. Dominic Wells takes a mixed-methods approach and uses more than five decades of state-level data to analyze the expansion and restriction of rights. Wells identifies the factors that led states to expand collective bargaining rights to public employees, and the conditions under which public employee labor unions can defend against unfavorable state legislation. He presents case studies and coalition strategies from Ohio and Wisconsin to demonstrate how labor unions failed to protect their rights in one state and succeeded in another. From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging also provides a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the economic, political, and cultural factors that both led states to adopt policies that reduced the obstacles to unionization and also led other states to adopt policies that increased the difficulty to form and maintain a labor union. In his conclusion, Wells suggests the path forward for public sector labor unions and what policies need to be implemented to improve employee labor relations.

The Port of Missing Men - Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest (Hardcover): Aaron Goings The Port of Missing Men - Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest (Hardcover)
Aaron Goings
R612 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the early twentieth century so many dead bodies surfaced in the rivers around Aberdeen, Washington, that they were nicknamed the "floater fleet." When Billy Gohl (1873-1927), a powerful union official, was arrested for murder, local newspapers were quick to suggest that he was responsible for many of those deaths, perhaps even dozens-thus launching the legend of the Ghoul of Grays Harbor. More than a true-crime tale, The Port of Missing Men sheds light on the lives of workers who died tragically, illuminating the dehumanizing treatment of sailors and lumber workers and the heated clashes between pro- and anti-union forces. Goings investigates the creation of the myth, exploring how so many people were willing to believe such extraordinary stories about Gohl. He shares the story of a charismatic labor leader-the one man who could shut down the highly profitable Grays Harbor lumber trade-and provides an equally intriguing analysis of the human costs of the Pacific Northwest's early extraction economy.

Strong Governments, Precarious Workers - Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization (Hardcover): Philip Rathgeb Strong Governments, Precarious Workers - Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization (Hardcover)
Philip Rathgeb
R1,178 R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Save R177 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do some European welfare states protect unemployed and inadequately employed workers ("outsiders") from economic uncertainty better than others? Philip Rathgeb's study of labor market policy change in three somewhat-similar small states-Austria, Denmark, and Sweden-explores this fundamental question. He does so by examining the distribution of power between trade unions and political parties, attempting to bridge these two lines of research-trade unions and party politics-that, with few exceptions, have advanced without a mutual exchange. Inclusive trade unions have high political stakes in the protection of outsiders, because they incorporate workers at risk of unemployment into their representational outlook. Yet, the impact of union preferences has declined over time, with a shift in the balance of class power from labor to capital across the Western world. National governments have accordingly prioritized flexibility for employers over the social protection of outsiders. As a result, organized labor can only protect outsiders when governments are reliant on union consent for successful consensus mobilization. When governments have a united majority of seats, on the other hand, they are strong enough to exclude unions. Strong Governments, Precarious Workers calls into question the electoral responsiveness of national governments-and thus political parties-to the social needs of an increasingly numerous group of precarious workers. In the end, Rathgeb concludes that the weaker the government, the stronger the capacity of organized labor to enhance the social protection of precarious workers.

The Price Of Conscience - Howard Noel Nankivell and Labour Unrest in the British Caribbean in 1937 and 1938 (Paperback, UK... The Price Of Conscience - Howard Noel Nankivell and Labour Unrest in the British Caribbean in 1937 and 1938 (Paperback, UK ed.)
Brinsley Samaroo
R259 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R42 (16%) Out of stock

The British Empire was created by public officers who were despatched to carve out an empire. The majority of administrators expanded the Empire with little thought about the welfare of the colonised. This biography tells of an exception to this rule, Howard Noel Nankivell, who was born in Jamaica to a British family. As a public official in the Caribbean, he sought to balance the capitalist urge for the holy profit with a genuine concern for the workers' welfare. This is the story of a maverick senior public officer who dared to let conscience be his guide.

Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Paperback): Hyung-a Kim Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Paperback)
Hyung-a Kim; Series edited by Clark W Sorensen
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

South Korea's triumphant development has catapulted the country's economy to the eleventh largest in the world. Large family-owned conglomerates, or chaebols, such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, have become globally preeminent manufacturing brands. Yet Korea's highly disciplined, technologically competent skilled workers who built these brands have become known only for their successful labor-union militancy, which in recent decades has been criticized as collective "selfishness" that has allowed them to prosper at the expense of other workers. Hyung-A Kim tells the story of Korea's first generation of skilled workers in the heavy and chemical industries sector, following their dramatic transition from 1970s-era "industrial warriors" to labor-union militant "Goliat Warriors," and ultimately to a "labor aristocracy" with guaranteed job security, superior wages, and even job inheritance for their children. By contrast, millions of Korea's non-regular employees, especially young people, struggle in precarious and insecure employment. This richly documented account demonstrates that industrial workers' most enduring goal has been their own economic advancement, not a wider socialist revolution, and shows how these individuals' paths embody the consequences of rapid development.

Upon the Altar of Work - Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism (Paperback): Betsy Wood Upon the Altar of Work - Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism (Paperback)
Betsy Wood
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rooted in the crisis over slavery, disagreements about child labor broke down along sectional lines between the North and South. For decades after emancipation, the child labor issue shaped how Northerners and Southerners defined fundamental concepts of American life such as work, freedom, the market, and the state.Betsy Wood examines the evolution of ideas about child labor and the on-the-ground politics of the issue against the backdrop of broad developments related to slavery and emancipation, industrial capitalism, moral and social reform, and American politics and religion. Wood explains how the decades-long battle over child labor created enduring political and ideological divisions within capitalist society that divided the gatekeepers of modernity from the cultural warriors who opposed them. Tracing the ideological origins and the politics of the child labor battle over the course of eighty years, this book tells the story of how child labor debates bequeathed an enduring legacy of sectionalist conflict to modern American capitalist society.

American Unemployment - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback): Frank Stricker American Unemployment - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback)
Frank Stricker
R414 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The history of unemployment and many concepts surrounding it remain a mystery to many Americans. Frank Stricker believes we need to understand this essential thread in our shared past. American Unemployment is an introduction for everyone that takes aim at misinformation, willful deceptions, and popular myths to set the record straight:*Workers do not normally choose to be unemployed.*In our current system, persistent unemployment is not an aberration. It is much more common than full employment, and the outcome of elite policy choices.*Labor surpluses propped up by flawed unemployment numbers have helped to keep real wages stagnant for more than forty years.*Prior to the New Deal and the era of big government, laissez-faire policies repeatedly led to depressions with heavy, even catastrophic, job losses.*Undercounting the unemployed sabotages the creation of government job programs that can lead to more high-paying jobs and full employment.Written for non-economists, American Unemployment is a history and primer on vital economic topics that also provides a roadmap to better jobs and economic security.

Industrial Relations in India - Issues, Institutions & Outlook (Hardcover): Aparna Raj Industrial Relations in India - Issues, Institutions & Outlook (Hardcover)
Aparna Raj
R1,228 R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Save R380 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Industrial peace is a pre-requisite for smooth and uninterrupted production process in an economy. Industrial relations are a matter of importance not only for the employers and the employees but also for the society at large. In the wake of economic liberalisation sweeping across the world economies, the concept and nature of industrial relations are also undergoing a change. The past philosophy of industrial relations has become comparatively irrelevant in the context of new technology, emerging trade relations, and increased movement of labour and capital across continents. This book examines this most complex and delicate problem of the modern industrial society with reference to India. It analyses various aspects of industrial relations with particular emphasis on trade unions, industrial disputes, collective bargaining, grievance management, workers participation, labour legislations and social security schemes.

Contesting Precarity in Japan - The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus (Paperback): Saori Shibata Contesting Precarity in Japan - The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus (Paperback)
Saori Shibata
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contesting Precarity in Japan details the new forms of workers' protest and opposition that have developed as Japan's economy has transformed over the past three decades and highlights their impact upon the country's policymaking process. Drawing on a new dataset charting protest events from the 1980s to the present, Saori Shibata produces the first systematic study of Japan's new precarious labour movement. It details the movement's rise during Japan's post-bubble economic transformation and highlights the different and innovative forms of dissent that mark the end of the country's famously non-confrontational industrial relations. In doing so, moreover, she shows how this new pattern of industrial and social tension is reflected within the country's macroeconomic policymaking, resulting in a new policy dissensus that has consistently failed to offer policy reforms that would produce a return to economic growth. As a result, Shibata argues that the Japanese model of capitalism has therefore become increasingly disorganized.

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