In today's rapidly changing workplace, safety and loss prevention professionals cannot always "go by the book" for the answers to new and unique problems and issues. When there is no tried-and-true solution to a problem, safety and loss prevention professionals must think outside of the box of conventional solutions and develop new and creative solutions. Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition stimulates creative thinking by identifying some of the new programs, new ideas, and new solutions being tried by other professionals in the field. By thinking outside of the box, the book will help you create new ways to improve the workplace.
New Chapters in the Second Edition:
- It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety
- Safety and Health Vision and Values
- Safety and Health Profession
- Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization
- Human Resources and Safety and Health
- Does Happy = Safe?
- Circular Safety Management
- Injecting Creativity into Training Activities
- Combating Risk with Innovation
- Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs
- Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health
- Achievement Is Addictive
- Lost but Not Forgotten
- Appendix: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
In this book, safety expert Thomas Schneid has assembled a number of creative solutions that have been tried and tested and have worked for many organizations. These are not all of the great ideas and solutions developed in the safety and loss prevention area—all of the ideas have not already been used. These ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, and the author challenges you to find new and better ways of doing your job within the safety and loss prevention function. These creative solutions to safety and loss prevention problems can help spur you to think about your activities and job duties and find new and creative ways of advancing the safety and loss prevention field.
Table of Contents
Effective Selling of Safety and Health Programs
Creative Safety Equipment Purchases
Tapping Employee Creativity
Involving the Family
Involving the Community
Establishing and Using Your Network
Joint Ventures to Reduce Costs
Grants, Contracts, Tax Credits, and Deductions
Utilizing Free Services
Using Internet Resources
Tapping Other Resources
Creative Safety Communication Ideas
Acquiring University and Student Services
Looking Outside the Safety Arena
Creative Solutions to Difficult Problems
Creative Safety Programs
New! It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety
New! Safety and Health Vision and Values
New! Safety and Health Profession
New! Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization
New! Human Resources and Safety and Health
New! Does Happy = Safe?
New! Circular Safety Management
New! Injecting Creativity into Training Activities
New! Combating Risk with Innovation
New! Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs
New! Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health
New! Achievement Is Addictive
New! Lost but Not Forgotten
New! Back to Basics
Appendix A: Potential Sources of Assistance through Local Colleges and Universities
Appendix B: Employee Workplace Rights
Appendix C:Targeted Hazard Identification System
Appendix D: Sample Action Plan
Appendix E: Sample Safety Audit Assessment
New! Appendix F: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
Thomas D. Schneid is the Department of Safety & Security and interim director of the graduate program and a tenured professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management in the college of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. In his 25 years at EKU, Tom has served in many capacities including Chair of the Department of Safety and Security, interim chair for SSEM Graduate Studies and Research; graduate program director for the online and on campus Master of Science degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Coordinator of the Fire and Safety Engineering program; and SSEM Career and Cooperative Education Coordinator.
Tom has worked in the safety and human resource fields for over 30 years at various levels including corporate safety director and industrial relations director. In Tom’s legal practice, he has represented numerous corporations in OSHA and labor related litigations throughout the United States. Tom has earned a B.S. in education, M.S. and CAS in safety as well as his Juris Doctor (J.D. in law) from West Virginia University and LL.M. (Graduate Law) from the University of San Diego. Tom is a member of the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and a number of federal districts as well as the Kentucky and West Virginia Bar.
Tom has authored and/or co-authored numerous texts on including Corporate Safety Compliance: Law, OSHA and Ethics (2008); Americans With Disabilities Act: A Compliance Guide (1994); ADA: A Manager’s Guide (1993); Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (2010); Fire and Emergency Law Casebook (1996); Creative Safety Solutions (1998); Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace (1999); Legal Liabilities in Emergency Management (2001) and Fire Law (1995). Tom has also co-authored several texts including Food Safety Law (1997), Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (1997), Physical Hazards in the Workplace (2001) and Disaster Management and Preparedness (2000) as well as over 100 articles on safety and legal topics. Tom recently completed work on a new text titled "Labor and Employment Issues for Safety Professionals" and is currently working on a text on legal issues in safety and security.
"… a thought provoking book which addresses the need for Safety Professionals to "think outside the box" and become both innovative and imaginative. … This second edition of Creative Safety Solutions provides additional chapters with explanations to assist the Safety Professional in meeting today's workplace safety demands."
—Joseph Cali, Chairperson, Safety Management Department, Slippery Rock University