Look back at the OHS books of 2015

All professionals need to keep up with contemporary thinking and not only in their own discipline.  Below is a list of the books that I have read and reviewed in 2015.  This is followed by a list of the books still in my reading pile that I will get round to soon.

Books I have written about this year:

Workplace Bullying by Joseph Catanzariti and Keryl Egan

Job Quality in Australia edited by Angela Knox and Chris Warhurst

Master Work Health and Safety Guide 2nd Edition, CCH Wolter Klouwers

Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster – Learning from Fatal Incidents in Mines and Other High Hazard Workplaces by Michael Quinlan

Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management by Jan Hayes and Andrew Hopkins

Safe Design and Construction of Machinery – Regulation, Practice and Performance by Elizabeth Bluff

Ethics – The Big Questions by Julian Baggini

The Happiness Industry – How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being by William Davies

Risky Rewards by Andrew Hopkins and Sarah Maslen.

Hard Work Never Killed Anybody – How the idolisation of work sustains this deadly lie, by John Bottomley

The Coal Face by Tom Doig

Books waiting for me to read and review:

The Tunnel by Dennis McIntosh (interview available HERE)

The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’,  by Sidney Dekker, 3rd Edition

Occupational Risk Control – Predicting and Preventing the Unwanted by Derek Viner

The Office – A Hardworking History by Gideon Haigh

As Australia breaks for its usual hot and dangerous Summer and the Northern Hemisphere curls up for warmth, don’t read any of these books.  Pick up a pulpy detective or romance novel and allow your brain to relax and reboot.  You’ll appreciate next year’s batch of safety books all the more.

Kevin Jones

Categories book, ethics, evidence, health, OHS, psychosocial, risk, safety, safety culture

3 thoughts on “Look back at the OHS books of 2015”

  1. Hi dear Kevin,

    Just wanted to express a huge thank you and acknowledge your fabulousness speedy, high quality and volume insightful blogs. You have every reason to be proud of the amazing energetic approach to your regular updates.

    I look forward to reading more of your work in the new year. Hope you have a lovely holiday season.

    Hope we can catch up again some time.
    Kind regards,

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