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The problems of labour in relation to health and safety:
Clive Burgess © 26th January 2014
Aim: to demonstrate the use ...
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labour efficiency, of workers resistance to managerial control, and of trade
union attempts to obtain improvements for ...
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Self- Regulation: Audit Process or self monitoring
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
HSG 65 or HS 18001
PLAN: “This is how we intend t...
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BEHAVIOUR patterns of: Observe and Monitor “This is how we do it”
Mistakes and Errors
Deviance
Near Misses

ORGANISATIO...
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Some more references

Safe at Work: Dave Putson
https://www.spokesmanbooks.com/acatalog/Trade_Union_Classics.html

Hist...
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GUIDELINES legal or other: “This is how it must be done”
Duty of Care – Common Law: http://lusu.co.uk/wpcontent/uploads...
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Self- Regulation: Audit Process or self monitoring
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
HSG 65 or HS 18001
Enforce: http://www.hse.gov.uk...
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BEHAVIOUR patterns of: Observe and Monitor “This is how we do it”
Mistakes and Errors http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactor...
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Notes for a working paper © 2014 Clive Burgess
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Pbog the sociology of organisational life - The problems with labour in relation to healthand safety

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Aim: to demonstrate the use of PBOG in the sociology of organisational life. In organisations, risk assessments may be seen as both controls over hazards in the workplace, and as controls over workers. This study therefore examines the use of risk assessments for both the intentional and unintentional consequences in organisational life.

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  1. 1. 1 The problems of labour in relation to health and safety: Clive Burgess © 26th January 2014 Aim: to demonstrate the use of PBOG in the sociology of organisational life. In organisations, risk assessments may be seen as both controls over hazards in the workplace, and as controls over workers. This study therefore examines the use of risk assessments for both the intentional and unintentional consequences in organisational life. Empirical Field Test: The empirical field test was carried out by participant observation, reviewing risk assessments normally used as a means to control hazards in the work place. For example, safeguarding Mobile Security Guards whilst they are driving company vehicles, or on foot patrols, or attending emergency alarm calls. Controlling hazards may also involve controlling workers. For example, the lone worker`s hourly check call monitors both the worker`s safety and his attention to the job he is meant to be doing.. “There‟s class warfare, all right but it‟s my class, the rich class, that‟s making war and we‟re winning” – Warren Buffett (Quote Stein 2006) “Behind the appearance of partisan warfare, there is a broad consensus between the two corporate-controlled parties to impose the full brunt of the crisis of the capitalist system on the working class. There is no “liberal reform” wing of the political establishment. No prominent figures in the Democratic Party are calling for serious measures to address mass unemployment, falling wages, or rising poverty, hunger and homelessness. Both parties are agreed on an historic attack on public education and health care for working people. The arrogant and brutal attack on the population embodied in the government shutdown underscores the necessity for the working class to break from both parties of big business and build an independent socialist movement to secure the basic social rights of working people.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/usshutdown-targets-workers-and-poor-people/5352287 „If we consider industrial relations as a kind of warfare, of antagonistic cooperation, then, „the study of industrial relations as a day-to-day problem is an examination of the tactics used by both sides to improve their situation‟ (Stagner, 1956, p291). It is a study of management‟s attempts to control and manipulate labour, of its development of specific managerial techniques to control and raise
  2. 2. 2 labour efficiency, of workers resistance to managerial control, and of trade union attempts to obtain improvements for labour by collective bargaining, or other trials of strength. P11 Problems in the field of Industrial Relations – Problems of labour and inflation Hilde Behrend © 1984 The following diagrams illustrate the quotes from Behrend and Stagner. Gather the information and data… using PBOG MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
  3. 3. 3 Self- Regulation: Audit Process or self monitoring ISO 9001 ISO 14001 HSG 65 or HS 18001 PLAN: “This is how we intend to control and administer our work in a structured manner” Governance Risk Management Corporate Social Responsibility Social Policies Company Policies Company Procedures Contracts Risk Assessments
  4. 4. 4 BEHAVIOUR patterns of: Observe and Monitor “This is how we do it” Mistakes and Errors Deviance Near Misses ORGANISATION rational: “We want you to do this with these to produce that safely” Organisation Structure: Who is responsible for whom? Systems used Premises - shared “In Capitalism” amended January 2014
  5. 5. 5 Some more references Safe at Work: Dave Putson https://www.spokesmanbooks.com/acatalog/Trade_Union_Classics.html History of the HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/timeline/ Some of my stuff on Slideshare… Overview: http://www.slideshare.net/clive-live/action-science-2-facebookmay-2013-2 PBOG: the sociology of organisational life: Testing out Activity Theory http://www.slideshare.net/clive-live/2-change-pbog-2 Producing a safety culture part 1: http://www.slideshare.net/clivelive/producing-a-safety-culture-oct-2011 Producing a safety culture part 2: http://www.slideshare.net/clivelive/producing-a-safety-culture-part-2 Structure: Organisation and Arrangements - http://www.slideshare.net/clivelive/structure-of-organisation-and-arrangements
  6. 6. 6 GUIDELINES legal or other: “This is how it must be done” Duty of Care – Common Law: http://lusu.co.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2013/08/duty_of_care_guidelines.pdf Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (requires amendments) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/contents „Six Pack‟ 1999 Regulations introduced by the EU https://www.unison.org.uk/upload/sharepoint/On%20line%20Catalogue/131 01.pdf Enabling Act – Statutory Instruments, Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and legal guidance http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commonsinformation-office/l07.pdf HSE guidance not included in legislation but may require a risk assessment Management of Health and Safety at Work 1999 as amended Five Point Risk Assessing General Risk Assessment – Main Premises, buildings, outbuildings, parking etc. Employers Liability Insurance https://www.gov.uk/employers-liabilityinsurance Employers Liability (compulsory)Insurance: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf Public Liability Insurance Vicarious Liability http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3715 Directors responsibilities: Leading health and safety at work http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg417.pdf Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: 1, 2 and 37 – Employers Duty Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: 7, 8 – Employees Duty HSE guidance: Lone Worker Working Alone: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg73.pdf PUWER 98 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg291.pdf HSE Guidance Use of work equipment including Company Cars COSHH http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l5.pdf Company Rules and Regulations http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4663 A guide to health and safety regulations: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse49.pdf
  7. 7. 7 Self- Regulation: Audit Process or self monitoring ISO 9001 ISO 14001 HSG 65 or HS 18001 Enforce: http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/index.htm PLAN: “This is how we intend to control and administer our work in a structured manner” PLAN – check these out https://www.gov.uk/write-business-plan Managing Health and Safety HSG 65: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg65.pdf Governance Risk Management Corporate Social Responsibility http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/o/i/EEERF_March_2013_conference.p df Social Policies Company Policies and Procedures http://www.templatezone.com/download-free-ebook/office-policymanual-reference-guide.pdf Five Step Risk Assessing: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.pdf Consultation (Communication) http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/8/s/Employee_communications_consultationaccessible-version-July-2011.pdf Supervision: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3620
  8. 8. 8 BEHAVIOUR patterns of: Observe and Monitor “This is how we do it” Mistakes and Errors http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactors/topics/types.pdf Deviance Near Misses Violence at work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg69.pdf Managing Shift Work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg256.pdf Preventing Slips Trips and Falls: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg225.pdf Managing causes of work related stress: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg218.pdf Company vehicles: driving at work http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf ORGANISATION rational: “We want you to do this with these to produce that safely” Organisation Structure: Who is responsible for whom? Systems (theory) used http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Systems_theory Premises – shared who is a landlord? http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/who.htm Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) 1992: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l24.pdf Individual, Job and Organisation HSG48: reducing errors and influencing behaviour - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg48.pdf Participation: Involving your workforce in health and safety: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg263.pdf
  9. 9. 9 Notes for a working paper © 2014 Clive Burgess

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