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
Risky Rewards by Andrew Hopkins and Sarah Maslen.
The Coal Face by Tom Doig
Books waiting for me to read and review:
The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’, by Sidney Dekker, 3rd Edition
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.