Approaches to Managing Health, Safety and Well-Being
As discussed in Chapter 1, there are various perspectives on health, safety and well-being that are shared among experts, professionals/practitioners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders (e.g. managers, employees). As a result, the approaches taken to deal with health, safety and well-being vary on the basis of these perspectives. The aim of this chapter is to present key policy approaches to managing health, safety and well-being at the macro level (international, regional, national), meso level (sectoral), and micro level (organizational). We will first begin by discussing the various stakeholders that are involved in the development of these approaches and their stakes. We will then proceed by looking at the policy level and examining both binding and voluntary approaches taken. We will present examples of both these types of approaches while considering outcomes achieved. We will then focus on initiatives at organizational level by considering examples both at inter-organizational and organizational level and related outcomes. Recent integrated approaches at both the macro and organizational level will be discussed. We will conclude by considering challenges in translating knowledge into policy and practice as well as opportunities that will be further addressed in the remaining chapters of this book.
KeywordsPolicy Regulation Standards Stakeholders Sectoral Organizational Integrated approaches
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