This new OHS title, from CCH is an in depth analysis into what makes a high reliability organisation.
Combining research from OHS experts, including respected OHS expert Andrew Hopkins, learn what these organisations are doing that enables them to operate safety and what organisations can do to avoid hazards and disasters.
Professor Kim Beazley, Chancellor, Australian National University writes of his experience with the author in his foreword to ‘Learning from High Reliability Organisations’ by Andrew Hopkins.
“Professor Andrew Hopkins has developed a distinctive area of research on the cultural and organisational causes of major accidents. Arising out of this work he created and taught a course on “the sociology of disasters”. Students who took the course were excited by it and some moved on to do honours and even PhD theses with him. This book is a product of that process, including contributions from both honours and PhD students. It is, if you like, a celebration of an intellectual partnership between a teacher and his students.”
Hopkins has been awarded a prize by the European Process Safety Centre for “extraordinary contribution to process safety”, the first time this has been awarded outside of Europe. This latest safety title will be published in September 2009.