Articles and Papers

If you're interested in reading more about occupational health and safety in general or safety culture transformation in particular, we strongly recommend that you work yourself through the followiing list... 


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  • Young, J. 2006. Operational Risk Management: a practical implementation of a qualitative approach. Pretoria: Van Schaik publishers.
  • Influence without Authority (The Classical Guide to influence); Allan R. Cohen & David L. Bradford.
    How to lead people who don’t report to you,How to build effective relationships and create allies,
    How to influence your boss, peers, clients & other partners
  • The Safety professionals Handbook (American Society of Safety engineers) Editor: Joel M. Height
    Management Applications; Technical applications
  • Systems Analysis & Design for Safety; David B. Brown. Prentice - Hall International Series In
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • System Safety Engineering and Management; Harold E. Roland & Brian Moriarty. 2nd edition.
  • Control systems, Safety Evaluation & Reliability, 2nd edition; William M. Goble.
    Resources for Measurement and Control Series
  • Basic Guide to System Safety; Jeffrey W. Vincoli, CSP
  • System Safety 2000; Joe Stephenson. A practical Guide for Planning, Managing, and
    Conducting System Safety programs
  • 1001 Activities in Environmental education; Nico allers
  • The Behaviour - Based Safety process; Thomas R. Krause. Managing Involvement for an Injury-Free Culture
  • The Challenger Launch Decision; Diane Vaughan. Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA
  • SIMRAC; Handbook of Occupational Health practice in the South African Mining Industry. R Guild, R I Ehrlich, J R Johnston, M H Ross
  • BOHSS Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. 2nd Revised Fourth Edition.
    Compiled by LexisNexis; Butterworths
  • An Approach to Sustained process Improvement of occupational Health and Safety within the South African Coal Mining Industry, 2004; H C Hoffmann
  • The Implementation of Evaluation of a Behaviour Based Safety Intervention at Sishen Iron Ore Mine; G P Möller
  • Managing the Unexpected. Assuring High Performance Age of Complexity. Karl E. Weick & Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
  • Managing the Unexpected. Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty. Karl E. Weick & Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations. 29 of 1996, 2nd edition. LexisNexis, Butterworth
  • Safe at the Sharp End. A Guide to Non-Technical Skills. Rhona Flin, Paul O’Connor & Margaret Crichton
  • A Practical Guide to the Construction Regulations. S Darlow, J Louw. LexisNexis; Butterworths
  • Principles of Fire Protection. Arthur Cote, P.E. and Percy Bugbee
  • The Goal. A Process of Ongoing Improvement. 2nd revised edition. Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox
  • On Risk and Disaster; Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl & Howard Kunreuther
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership. 2nd edition. Edgar H. Schein
  • Introducing Plato. Dave Robinson & Judy Groves
  • Introducing Evolutionary Psychology. Dylan Evans & Oscar Zarate
  • Introducing the Freud Wars. Stephen Wilson & Oscar Zarate
  • Cultures in Organizations; Three Perspectives. Joanne Martin
  • Corporate Cultures; The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life. Terrence E. Deal & Allan A. Kennedy
  • Mastering Safety Communication. John W. Drebinger Jr.
  • Managing the Health of People at Work. A M Coetzee
  • When Professionals need to Lead; A New Model of High Performance. Thomas J. Delong, John J. Gabarro & Robert J. Lees
  • Mannekrag-Bestuur. Tweede Uitgawe PD Gerber, PS Nel & PS Van Dyk
  • Rural Urban Balance: Policy and practice in ten African countries. T J D Fair
  • Mines & Quarries; Africa 2000, People & Company Profiles. De Beers
  • Riding the Waves of Culture;Understanding Diversity in Global Business. 2nd edition.
    Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden-Turner
  • Good to Great and the Social Sectors. Why business thinking is not the answer.
    A monograph to accompany Good To Great. Jim Collins
  • Success through Failure. The Paradox of Design. Henry Petroski
  • Organizations. Behavior, Structure, Process. Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly
  • Safety Management, A Human Approach. 3rd edition. Dan Petersen.
    America Sosiety of Safety Engineers
  • Confronting Reality. Doing What Matters to Get Things right. Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  • Managing in a Time of Great change. National Bestseller. Peter F. Drucker
  • The Participation Factor. How to Increase Involvment in Occupational safety. E. Scott Geller
  • Measurement of Safety Performance. Dan Petersen
  • Minesafe International 1998 Proceedings
  • Minesafe International 2000.
  • Introduction to Management Accounting. 5th edition. Charles T. Horngren
  • Transportation. 4th edition. John J. Coyle, Edward J. Bardi & Robert A. Novack

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