Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces
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Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Individual, Work and Organizational Factors

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses.
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Chapter 14: Workplace stress and firefighter health and safety

Todd D. Smith, Mari-Amanda Dyal and David M. DeJoy

Abstract

Firefighter injuries, illnesses and fatalities are a significant safety and health issue. These incidents are often linked to physical and psychosocial stressors or job demands. This chapter delineates job demands within firefighting operations to include physical job demands, workload, work-role expectations and conflict, work–family conflict and passive leadership. The relationship between these job demands and firefighter health and safety outcomes is further delineated. Then, the chapter offers guidance on how to protect and promote firefighter health and safety. In the context of the job demands–resources model, job resources including recovery, transformational leadership, support and safety climate are suggested.

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