Pbog in defence of Safety at Work 2014 - Wake Up Britain!!!

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Pbog in defence of Safety at Work 2014 - Wake Up Britain!!!

  1. 1. PBOG The Sociology of Organisational Life... In defence of Safety at Work 2014... P – PLAN B – Patterns of BEHAVIOUR O – Rational ORGANISATION G – Legal or other GUIDELINES Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  2. 2. In defence of Safety at Work 2014 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. Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  3. 3. In defence of Safety at Work 2014 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 workers' hourly check call monitors both the workers' 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) Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  4. 4. PBOG – Organisational Life CONSULTATION PLAN Patterns of BEHAVIOUR COMPLY TEAMWORK CONFORM Legal or Other GUIDELINES ASPECTS Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 PARTICIPATE MANAGE Rational ORGANISATION
  5. 5. PBOG – Organisational Life MEETINGS PLAN Patterns of BEHAVIOUR SELF-REGULATION SANCTIONS Legal or Other GUIDELINES SOCIAL CONTROLS Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 SUPERVISION TARGETS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Rational ORGANISATION
  6. 6. PBOG – Organisational Life PLAN Management of INFORMATION Management of FINANCE Legal or Other GUIDELINES Management of LEGISLATION Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 Patterns of BEHAVIOUR Management of PEOPLE Management of OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Rational ORGANISATION Management of RISKS
  7. 7. PBOG – Organisational Life PLAN Interpretation of the Guidelines Implementation of Plan Direct, Inform, Instruct and Train all participants in the organisation Legal or Other GUIDELINES Rule by/of LAW Patterns of BEHAVIOUR Rational ORGANISATION Definition of the situation Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  8. 8. PBOG – Organisational Life PLAN Evaluate or review Plan Follow the legal or other Guidelines (Rules - Law) Legal or Other GUIDELINES This is how it's done around here Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014 Patterns of BEHAVIOUR Cooperate with others in relation to the situation Rational Organisation Rational ORGANISATION Situation
  9. 9. PBOG – Organisational Life Patterns of BEHAVIOUR PLAN Participants of the organisation will Focus on the plan and give feedback about the plan Legal or Other GUIDELINES In Capitalism Rational Organisation Creates Competition between Controllers and Producers Coordination of effort Rational (Class Struggle) ORGANISATION We want you to do this with these to produce that 'safely' Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011amended January 2014
  10. 10. PBOG – Organisational Life PLAN This is how it must be done Internalised plans are conditioned by the legal or other Guidelines (Rules, Regulation - Law) Patterns of BEHAVIOUR Enforce or encourage participants to Follow the Guidelines (Rules - Law) Legal or Other GUIDELINES Rational ORGANISATION An increased level of Competence comes through practice, skills, knowledge and experience, time served, and certification Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  11. 11. PBOG The Sociology of Organisational Life... In defence of Safety at Work 2014... P – PLAN B – Patterns of BEHAVIOUR O – Rational ORGANISATION G – Legal or other GUIDELINES Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  12. 12. In defence of Safety at Work 2014 ‘If we consider industrial relations as a kind of warfare, of antagonistic co-operation, 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 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 proceeding diagrams illustrate the quotes from Behrend and Stagne r Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  13. 13. In defence of Safety at Work 2014 Safe at Work? Ramazzini versus the attack on health and safety © 2013 Dave Putson Spokesman Books In the introduction by Mark Sewotka pages vii & viii it says “Today, there are desperate attempts to reverse those gains. Our Prime Minister echoes the worst of the 19th century's irresponsible industrialists when he says health and safety is an 'albatross round the neck of British businesses'. The burden to take reasonable and practical steps to ensure workers can come home at night is what Cameron objects to when he says he wants to 'kill off health and safety culture for good'. Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014
  14. 14. In defence of Safety at Work 2014 Conclusion: “If Cameron manages to get ride of the Health and Safety laws in Britain right now, anarchy would reign supreme, as he would have removed all if not most of the control mechanism managers need to control and manipulate workers... Good luck with that one” Clive Burgess © January 2014 Clive Burgess Copyright September 2011 amended January 2014

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