Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology provides full coverage of the British Psychological Society's training requirements for becoming a chartered occupational psychologist and complies with European training guidelines for industrial, work, and organizational psychology. This book will prompt and inspire further reading and research as well as ideas for dissertations, problem formulation and the creative application of knowledge to various situations.

Design of Work and Work Environments: Health and Safety

Design of Work and Work Environments: Health and Safety

Design of work and work environments: Health and safety

Many firms think that investing in health and safety is an extra cost to their business … they do not calculate the employees' work experience which might be priceless.


The topic of employee health and safety has recently gained currency, probably furnished in part by a fear of litigation incurred by a growth in compensation claims. Some companies have acknowledged that by actively managing employee health and safety (physical and psychological), they can simultaneously reduce sickness absence and promote employee well-being. It may also improve ‘emotional capital’ (for example, emotional investment, energy and resilience), itself anticipated to reap performance benefits. Other companies may marginalize health, viewing it as ...

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